How is refrigerant disposed of?

How is refrigerant disposed of?

In general, if the refrigerant is not contaminated it can be recycled and reused. If the refrigerant is contaminated, you’ll need to send it to a reclamation facility.

There are national regulations applying to people who acquire, possess, dispose of or handle ozone depleting substances (ODSs) or synthetic greenhouse gases (SGGs) in the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) industry.

Under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995, persons who handle these substances in bulk or in equipment, and people who work on equipment containing these gases, are required to hold a Refrigerant Handling Licence. The ARC (Australian Refrigeration Council) controls these licences. 

Companies or persons who acquire, possess or dispose of these substances are required to hold a Refrigerant Trading Authorisation. 

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