Scrap Dealers

SCRAP DEALERS/APPLIANCE RECYCLING
The following is a list of some of the scrap dealers in our area. Please contact them to get details on their company and how they handle the disposal of an appliance, scrap metals and Freon based air conditions and refrigerators.

Metalico Youngstown Inc.
100 DIVISION ST EXT, YOUNGSTOWN (330) 743-9000,
1420 BURTON ST SE, WARREN (330) 399-1520
329 S DOCK ST, SHARON, PA. 16146 (724) 342-1031
FREON REMOVAL: NO

Niles Iron and Metal
45 WEST FEDERAL STREET, NILES
330-652-0799
FREON REMOVAL: NO

Warren Scrap
641 GRISWOLD ST NE, WARREN, OH
330-373-1391
FREON REMOVAL: NO

FALLS RECYCLING
1536 1st St A, Newton Falls, 330-872-0402
FREON REMOVAL: YES

Girard Recycling
426 Hartzell Ave. Girard 330-545-5191/1-800-352-4790
FREON REMOVAL: NO

Interstate Shredding LLC
27 Furnace Ln, Girard 330-545-5477
FREON REMOVAL: YES

Honest Scales Recycling
15535 Burton Windsor Road, Middlefield 440-632-3083
FREON REMOVAL: NO

DeMilta Metals
3911 Ben Hur Avenue, Willoughby 440-946-7478
FREON REMOVAL: NO

Southside Recycling
98 E. Florida Ave., Youngstown (330) 785-0689/(330) 782-4485
FREON REMOVAL: NO. 


OTHER AVENUES:
Most refrigerator repair specialists will have the equipment to remove Freon if your appliance cannot be repaired. Additionally, check with your local appliance store about a take back program when you purchase a new appliance. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY will accept working appliances.

FREON BEARING APPLIANCES AND THE LAW!

What is Freon?
FREON is a refrigerant that is common in a variety of homes as well as commercial and industrial appliances, Freon is technically a brand name belonging to the company DuPont, but is often used as an all-encompassing term for HCFC refrigerants. HCFC gets its name because the refrigerant is a combination of hydrogen, carbon, fluorine and chlorine. The most common HCFC is currently R22, sometimes referred to as HCFC-22. However, it is in the process of being phased out and will eventually be prohibited entirely, because of its ozone depleting properties.

The Regulators of R22 Freon
In the United States, Freon is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, since determining that R22 is an Ozone Depleting Substance, it has worked in conjunction with international agencies on a project called the Montreal Protocol. Developed in 1987, the program is responsible not only for Freon regulations and laws, but for ridding the environment of any substances that harm the ozone layer. The EPA began actively phasing out R22 Freon in 2010.
In 2030, the EPA will destroy any remaining R22 to complete the transition. From there, this refrigerant will be completely banned.

How the R22 Freon Ban Affects Consumers

The phasing out of R22 affects consumers of all types. Many appliances and equipment in homes, businesses and industrial worksites use HCFC. It is common in HVAC units, refrigerators and freezers, dehumidifiers, window-mounted air conditioners, air conditioning systems in cars and trucks, and air-to-air and ground-source heat pumps. R22 is also used in less common equipment, such as: Refrigerated trucks, cold-storage warehouses, commercial and ice machines.
People who use equipment or appliances that operate on large amounts of R22 are required to repair any coolant leaks within a certain time frame and, in some cases, must also install leak detectors. Consumers can also expect prices of R22 to rise because of the rules of supply and demand. As less R22 is produced, it will become more expensive until more consumers replace their appliances and equipment, a task that will be mandatory over the next few years.

Replacing old appliances with ENERGY STAR-certified ones will be the way to go in any future purchases. Residential customers of Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison can now take advantage of rebates on the purchase of ENERGY STAR-certified appliances. Visit a store near you to look for qualifying appliances that have earned the ENERGY STAR label and apply for your rebates.
www.energystar.gov and www.ceel.org