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Disposal of Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners & Dehumidifiers
These appliances cannot be thrown away. Your refrigerator or refrigerated appliance, including a dehumidifier, contains a chemical coolant or refrigerant that is toxic and considered an ozone depleting substance. The refrigerant must be removed by a certified technician using certified equipment prior to disposal.

Where you live determines whom you should call for old refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, or dehumidifier removal. View more information on appliance removal.

Loudoun County Residents
The Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility (Landfill) accepts all types of appliances:
  • Remove all food, food containers or other items not associated with the operation of the appliance.
  • Deliver the empty refrigerator or freezer to the landfill at 21101 Evergreen Mills Road.
  • There is a tipping fee of $62 per ton and an additional charge of $25 per appliance for the removal of the refrigerant.

Members of Homeowners Associations (HOAs)
  • Call your HOA and arrange to speak to the solid waste collector.
  • Arrange transport with the collector.
  • The refrigerant must be removed prior to disposal.

Town Residents
  • Call your town office and arrange to speak to the solid waste collector.
  • Arrange transport with the collector.
  • The refrigerant must be removed prior to disposal.

Who Removes Refrigerant?
Call an appliance store or the manufacturer of the appliance for refrigerant removal services. Check in the yellow pages under "Appliances, Service and Repair" or "Refrigerators and Freezers, Service and Repair." Note: Typically a fee is charged for removing the refrigerant.

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