Handling Information

Non Refrigerant-Containing

Accepted at ecopark collections as scrap metal. Click here to view hours of operation.

Major household appliances that do not contain refrigerant (i.e. Freon) include:

  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Ovens/Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Gas Grills
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Trash Compactors

Refrigerant-containing appliances (refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers, etc.) must have the refrigerant removed prior to recycling. The removal of refrigerant (i.e. Freon) must be done by a licensed professional and has an associated service (decommissioning) fee. Refrigerant-containing appliances can be recycled at the ecopark. FEE APPLIES (credit/debit card only). $15 per item.

When purchasing a new appliance, ask if the retailer provides "haul away service" for the appliance that is being replaced. In some instances, this may be cheaper than recycling it on your own.

RG&E/National Grid is currently offering a service to their customers to pickup and recycle old refrigerators and freezers that are in working condition (minimum of 10 cubic yards in size). RG&E/National Grid will have the item picked up for free and will give the customer $30-50 for the item. Click here for details.

Local scrap yards will accept non-refrigerant-containing appliances and provide remuneration.

Contact your contracted trash hauler for details of its major appliance recycling program.

City of Rochester residents may place appliances at the curb for regular refuse pick-up--call 311 for details.


10 Avion Drive
Rochester, NY 14624


846 Macedon Center Road
Macedon, NY 14502
ALPCO Recycling
Phone: 800-706-9449  
Residential and commercial recycling and waste drop-off center open seven days per week (See its website for details).
80 Steel Street
Rochester, NY 14606
Ben Weitsman of Rochester
Phone: (585) 254-0360  
(formerly Genesee Scrap)
1515 Scottsville Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Metalico Rochester Inc.
Phone: (585) 436-0713  
3848 Union Street
North Chili, NY 14514
Union Processing Corp.
Phone: (585) 594-1600  

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