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Air conditioners

It is illegal to dispose of this item in the trash in Chittenden County, VT.

Disposal options

If the item is in good condition, please consider donating it to an organization that will put it to reuse. See our Reuse & Donation Options page for a list of organizations that may accept it.

If not, air conditioners are accepted only at the Essex, Milton and Williston Drop-Off Centers only.


$15.00 for residential & commercial units


At our Drop-Off Centers, appliances are processed to remove hazardous materials. Once processed, the units are recycled.

If you have an air conditioner or other refrigerant-containing appliance that’s too big to remove from your location, call a local appliance repair company or HVAC (air conditioning) service company. They may be able to remove the refrigerant for you so that a hauler can cut up the appliance for removal. Do not attempt to remove freon or other refrigerants yourself. Freon is toxic, and is subject to specific removal regulations.