Freon Appliance Recycling Options

Cayuga County will recycle certain small freon containing appliances (under 40 pounds) at Electronics "Plus" Recycling Event that will be held on October 1, 2022.  Registration will open soon.

Freon Overview

Freon represents a variety of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which contain elements such as carbon and fluorine as well as other gases. Freons are colorless, odorless, non-flammable, non-corrosive gases/liquids that are hazardous to the environment.


Appliances containing Freon include some refrigerators, freezer units, water coolers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners and need to be properly disposed of.  See below for ways to dispose of your freon containing appliances. 

Appliance Recycling Programs Through Your Electric Company

NYSEG, RG&E and National Grid offer programs to recycle your old working refrigerator or freezer and receive cash.  Both also will pay for an old working room air conditioner with a qualifying refrigerator or freezer.  

For program information: 

Picking up Old Appliances

Riester's Appliances, Lowes and Home Depot sell appliances and it is recommended that you have them pick up your old appliance when they deliver your new one.

Other Appliances Recycling Programs

Auburn Landfill

Cost: $45 per appliance for Freon removal plus must purchase annual decal for $20 for City of Auburn resident or $120 for non-City of Auburn resident.
311 N Division Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone Number: 315-252-6441

Price may have changed since this page was created. Please call ahead for current pricing. This information is provided as a service and is not an endorsement by Cayuga County.