DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Citizen Collection Stations Now Accepting Appliances with Freon
Citizen Collection Stations are now accepting refrigerators that still contain Freon, or refrigerant.
The change became effective on May 26, 2009. It was implemented for improved customer service and to prevent harm to the environment due to residents venting the refrigerant.
The service is solely for residential customers, who pay a solid waste disposal fee to the City of El Paso.
The refrigerant is being recovered by trained ESD personnel prior to recycling. The $5 charge for refrigerators taken to the landfill remains in effect, since it is part of the approved fee schedule and customers who use the landfill include commercial and non-city residents. For more information call Environmental Services at 621-6700.