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Refrigerators & freezers

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, accepted at the Milton and Williston Drop-Off Centers only for recycling.


  • residential unit: $10.00
  • commercial unit: $15.00

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

Must be cleaned out completely before dropping off.


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

If you have a fridge 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.