Pol-Disposal of Refrigerators and Freezers

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University of Louisville

OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
POLICY

POLICY NAME

Disposal of Refrigerators and Freezers

EFFECTIVE DATE

November 1, 2003

POLICY NUMBER

PPD-001

POLICY APPLICABILITY

This policy applies to the University community.

POLICY STATEMENT

Environmental requirements dictate we properly remove the refrigerant and oil from all used refrigerators and freezers before we are allowed to dispose of them.

If a refrigerator or freezer needs to be replaced and the vendor does not include removal of the old equipment, the department must request for Physical Plant to remove the old unit to ensure proper disposal of refrigerant and oil.  Physical Plant will charge $150.00 for disposal of each unit.

REASON FOR POLICY

EPA regulations (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F) under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act include requirements for the safe disposal of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. These requirements are designed to minimize refrigerant emissions when these appliances are disposed.

PROCEDURES

The Department will request a chargeable work request for Physical Plant Department to remove old units from within their departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Appliance Owner

FORMS/ONLINE PROCESSES
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management
Service Complex Bldg, University Of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-6241
phyplant@louisville.edu

HISTORY

Revision Date(s): 

Reviewed Date(s):  9/22/2016; 4/1/2020


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