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#TipTuesday | How to Dispose of an Old Air Conditioner

Posted on November 17th, 2015 by Jupiter Tequesta

Throwing away an old air conditioner is not as simple as leaving it on the curb. According to ENERGY STAR, ACs contain cooling refrigerants, oils and other compounds that, according to federal law, must be removed and recovered.

Old AC Units Being Recycled

Yes, tossing an air conditioner out with your garbage is illegal! That’s because refrigerant contains ozone-depleting chemicals, so it must be handled with care. Avoid a fat fine and help protect the environment by disposing of old air conditioning units the right way.

Here in Jupiter, Florida, air conditioners are not picked up by trash collectors. That means you’ll have to arrange a special pick-up directly with waste management. To do so, call 1-800-824-8472.

Remember, every town and city has its own laws regarding proper disposal of air conditioning equipment. If you’re unsure about what to do with your old or broken AC, it’s best to contact your local municipality for instructions.

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, reach out to Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric. Our top-of-the-line home comfort systems promise dependability and worry-free performance. Connect with us today:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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