Refrigerant recovery scheme

Refrigerant recovery scheme are part of the voluntary government-accredited product stewardship scheme and are an example of a businesses taking responsibility for their products.

The Trust for the Destruction of Synthetic Refrigerants, also known as RECOVERY, collects and responsibly disposes of refrigerants used in the refrigeration and air conditioning industries.

Refrigerants deplete the ozone layer when released into the atmosphere. The ozone layer has an important function as it shields the earth from harmful ultra-violet radiation from the sun.

So far, 395,000kg of refrigerants have been destroyed through the scheme.

Get involved

Consumers can contact participating refrigeration contractors to find out what to do with their old fridges and air-conditioning units. See Trust partners on the scheme's website.