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

Disposal options

Dehumidifiers are accepted year-round at all CSWD Drop-Off Centers for recycling.




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

If you have a dehumidifier or other freon-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 freon for you so that a hauler can cut up the appliance for removal. Do not attempt to remove freon yourself. Freon is toxic, and is subject to specific removal regulations.