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If Freon is improperly handled during the servicing of car or truck air conditioners, it could be released into the atmosphere. The refrigerant must be recovered by a qualified technician.


  • Recover or recycle waste Freon on the premises using EPA approved recycling/recovery equipment with a certified operator.
  • Make sure technicians obtain EPA approved training.
  • Manage filters from Freon recovery equipment as hazardous waste.
  • Keep records of the dates and quantities of Freon recovered and recycled.


  • Do Not evaporate or vent Freon to the atmosphere.
  • Do Not perform service on motor vehicle air conditioners without the proper refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment.