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How much of the refrigerator or freezer is recycled and how does it benefit the environment?

More than 95% of each unit is recycled by ARCA at a recycling facility located in Milwaukee follows guidelines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program. These processes prevent the release of ozone-depleting substances, greenhouse gases, PCBs, mercury, batteries and oil into the environment.

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    Debra Wilkerson

    Do u accept washing machines also??

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    Lynn Voie

    The FOE program does not recycle appliances other than working refrigerators and freezers. You may want to contact your local waste management facility for information about their pick up services.
    Or, here is some information about local appliance recycling centers. Visit the WI-DNR Waste and Materials Management site http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/waste/ for information searchable by county.
    Further information: Wisconsin DNR Large Appliance Recycling Guide (PDF) http://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/pubs/wa/wa1814.pdf

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