Refrigerant Management Canada Increases Fee on CFC-11 Refrigerant Disposal
By Logan CaswellCooling HPAC General Human Resources HVAC Systems Management Refrigeration Canada CFC-11 HRAI RMC
The new fee is set to be $20.00/kilogram for CFC-11 refrigerant entering the program for destruction.
Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) has announced the fee for accepting CFC-11 refrigerant (Trichlorofluoromethane, also called freon-11 or R-11) into the program has changed.
As of July 1, 2021, the new fee is $20/kg for CFC-11 refrigerant entering the program for destruction.
For years RMC was partially subsidizing the cost of collecting and destroying the CFC-11 refrigerant. The change comes after RMC Board of Directors decided that the cost of collecting and destroying CFC-11 refrigerant can no longer be subsidized by the program, as costs continue to increase.
RMC recommends that contractors discuss the disposal fee with their customers and remind them that as the equipment and refrigerant owner, they are obliged to comply with the provincial and federal regulations regarding the proper handling, storage and disposal of CFC-11 refrigerant.