Air conditioners contain refrigerant gas that needs to be removed prior to recycling as scrap metal. It's against the law to intentionally release refrigerant gas into the air.
Disposal options within towns varies; you can see what your town accepts. There may be a disposal fee. Disposal is available to all District residents at the Clean Sweep Collection, Greenfield Transfer Station, or WTE Metal Recycler.
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