Pol-Disposal of Refrigerators and Freezers
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University of Louisville
Disposal of Refrigerators and Freezers
November 1, 2003
This policy applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).
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.
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.
The Department will request a chargeable work request for Physical Plant Department to remove old units from within their departments.
Chargeable Service Request
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
Reviewed Date(s): September 22, 2016; April 1, 2020
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