Freon Appliance Recycling Options

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. The following list provides removal services that will properly extract Freon from these appliances. Prices 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.

Auburn Landfill

Cost: $45 per appliance for Freon removal plus $10 fee
311 N Division Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone Number: 315-252-6441

Additional Information

View the Auburn website for more information on the disposal of CFCs.

Disposal of any CFC (Freon) containing appliance and without this information the appliance will not be accepted, information such as a refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier, air conditioner, or water cooler requires giving the:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Make
  • Model number
  • Serial number
  • Condition of the unit

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.