Appliances (also called white goods) include water heaters, refrigerators, kitchen stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers; appliances often contain CFCs. White goods should be recycled.
Note that refrigerators may contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or small polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) capacitors that are regulated by the EPA. A release of CFCs into the environment is illegal; consequently the CFCs must be removed by an EPA-certified remover prior to recycling or disposal. You may be required to have the CFCs removed or pay the recycler/landfill to have it removed.
For more information on PCBs or CFCs, contact the State EPA Operations Office.
- 40 CFR 50-99, Title VI Regulations in the Clean Air Act Section regarding CFC management.