The Clean Air Act of 1990 requires recapture, recycling, and safe disposal of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) used in air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers as coolant. Under the Act, no one may accept an item containing CFCs and HCFCs for recycling or disposal unless the Freon contained within it is properly removed and the owner/hauler/appliance company can show proof of proper removal. It is also unlawful for any person to knowingly release or vent CFCs or HCFCs into the air. The EPA requires certification for all technicians removing Freon as of 11/14/94. For more information, call the EPA’s Stratospheric Protection Hotline at 800-296-1996.


  1. PECO Customers call 1-888-5 PECO-SAVE or Ongoing program – Refrigerator must work
    PP&L Customers call 1-877-270-3522 for pickup and information. Ongoing program – Refrigerator must work
  2. Contact the company from whom you purchased the new appliance. Many will take back the old appliance and remove the Freon (fees may be charged).

Check with your hauler. Some haulers will take appliances containing Freon from their customers, remove the Freon and recycle the appliance for a lower fee than those charged by appliance centers. Others will only remove appliances with certification that the Freon has been removed. Call for more information.

Haulers removing appliances containing Freon:

AJ Blosenski Do-Away & Hauling – 610-942-2707 (Customers only)
Republic Services –West Grove 610-869-2222
Republic Services -Valley Forge 610-265-6337
RT Opdenaker & Sons, Inc. 610-459-3515

Haulers removing appliances with certificate of Freon removal

Charles Blosenski Disposal 610-942-2480 (Customers only)
Waste Management of PA 610-367-1300 (Service area)

The above list may not include all haulers who provide this service.

  1. Chester County Solid Waste Authority-Lanchester Landfill-7224 Division Hwy., Narvon, PA 610-273-3771
  2. Coatesville residents call 610-384-2861
  3. East Bradford residents call for information 610-436-5108
  4. East Fallowfield residents call 610-384-7144
  5. East Whiteland Township –Fall collection – call 610-648-0600 Public Works
  6. London Grove residents call 610-345-0100.One day in May and September for Freon recycling at SECCA, 1-4pm
  7. *SECCRA area residents-Take the unit to SECCRA Landfill (610-869-2452) for a $12 per unit charges.
  8. Spring City residents call 610-948-3660
  9. Upper Uwchlan residents call 610-458-9400 for pickup
  10. West Bradford residents call 610-269-4174 to arrange pickup
  11. West Chester Borough residents call 610-696-5282
  12. West Goshen – After Freon has been removed & item tagged, call township for pickup 610-696-5266
  13. West Grove residents call 610-869-2792 to arrange pickup
  14. Contact an appliance service center. Check in the yellow pages under “Appliances-Household-Major-Service & Repair” for an appliance service center that performs Freon retrieval/appliance disposal. After removal is certified, appliances may be recycled at a scrap dealer. Prices vary, call several centers.
  15. Call a local licensed plumber who can drain the Freon and tag the item for bulk collection day.

*Municipalities in the SECCRA area: Avondale Borough

Avondale Kennett New Garden Pennsbury
East Marlborough Kennett Square Borough Newlin Pocopson
East Nottingham London Britain New London Upper Oxford
Elk Londonderry Oxford West Grove Borough
Franklin London Grove Parkesburg Borough West Marlborough
Highland Lower Oxford Penn West Nottingham

Disclaimer: This listing is provided as a public service by Chester County Solid Waste Authority. No companies are endorsed or recommended. To add listings or to make changes, call 610-273-3771 * 226

 Freon Recovery Services                                                             Fees May Apply
  Refrig A/C Dehumid Dispose  
Best Buy   x  x  x  x When you purchase a Freon appliance, they offer pick up for a fee. DO NOT BRING APPLIANCE TO THE STORE
Chester County Solid Waste Authority
Lanchester Landfil

7224 Division Highway (Route 322W, Honey Brook)
Narvon, PA 17555            610-273-3771
7:00-4:30PM Mon-Fri 7:00-11:30AM Saturday
x  x  x   x  
Delaware Valley Scrap Co.
7010 Beaver Dam Road
Levittown, PA 19057            215-949-1191
 x  x  x  x  
John Kopteros A/C & Refrigeration
275 Hurley Road
Coatesville, PA 19320            610-384-8113
 x  x  x  x  
Recycle Metals Corp.
407 Allenwood Road (by IKEA)

Conshohocken, PA 19428            610-828-5553
 x x  x  x Mon-Fri 7:00-4:00
Closed for lunch 12-12:30
Sat 8:00-11:00
Rite Way Mechanical     Art Sipala
1263 W. Kings Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320            610-972-1780
 x  x  x  x  
SECCRA Landfill
219 Street Road (Rte 926)
West Grove, PA 19390            610-869-2452
 x  x  x  x SECCRA Residents Only
Stoltzfus Appliance
4455 West Lincoln Highway
Parkesburg, PA 19365            610-857-5784
 x  x  x  x  
Joe Torrie & Son Appliance
417 Corner Ketch Road
Downingtown, PA 19335            610-269-3659
Vic’s Refrigeration & Appliance Service
285 Church Street
Downingtown, PA 19335            610-269-1867
 x  x  x    
Waste Management of PA (Montgomery Co.)
197 Swamp Creek Road
Gilbertsville, PA 19525            888-Go Freon (463-7366)
 x  x    x Only if you have service with them.

Johnson Supply – Sell Freon removal equipment
299 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335

Disclaimer:  This listing is provided as a public service by the Chester County Solid Waste Authority. No companies are endorsed or recommended.