Mississauga, ON — Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) will be increasing the fee for accepting CFC-11 refrigerant into the program. Effective July 1, the fee will be $20/kilogram for CFC-11 refrigerant entering the program for destruction.
RMC has been partially subsidizing the cost of collecting and destroying the CFC-11 refrigerant since 2010. The RMC board of directors has decided that the cost of collecting and destroying the refrigerant can no longer be subsidized by the program, as the cost has risen over the past several years.
“It is recommended that contractors discuss the disposal fee with their customers and remind them that as the equipment and refrigerant owner, they are obliged to comply with the provincial and federal regulations regarding the proper handling, storage and disposal of CFC-11 refrigerant,” reports RMC. Additionally, equipment owners should be asking their contractors how they intend to dispose of the refrigerant if a disposal fee is not quoted.
Refrigerant Management Canada is a not-for-profit corporation established by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the Canadian refrigeration and air conditioning industry.