ARCA's processing technicians are trained to identify hazardous components in all makes and models of the appliances that are recycled.
Technicians remove refrigerator panels to perform a thorough inspection, ensuring that all harmful components are found and removed.
Refrigerants (HFC, CFC, or HCFC), including those used as blowing agents in rigid polyurethane insulation, are collected and reclaimed or destroyed in an environmentally sound manner. Note that appliance programs that reclaim or destroy insulating foam are eligible to be partners with the U.S. EPA’s Responsible Disposal Program.
Capacitors suspected of containing PCBs are destroyed at a licensed and permitted hazardous waste disposal facility.
ARCA also recycles the ferrous and non-ferrous metals, evaporators, fan motors, compressors, glass (whenever possible), drawers, crispers and other plastic pieces.
|ARCA processes and recycles
all possible appliance parts