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Location: 2242 Carroll Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818 • Hours: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Meet the Staff: Josh Blauvelt, BS, CHHS, Asst. Director; Tom McCue, BS, Env. Health Specialist II; Francis Koch, Env.Technician; Pat De Haven, Secretary; Seasonal Mosquito Technicians
Unwanted Refrigerators & Freezers
DOORS ON REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS
Refrigerators and freezers should not be stored outside with the doors still attached. Children can enter the appliance and become trapped. They may not be able to re-open the door.
DISPOSAL OF FREON APPLIANCES
Freon appliances (refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, etc.) cannot be set out for garbage collection. Due to Federal regulations under the Clean Air Act, the freon must be removed by a licensed person/company before the appliance is sent to the landfill or recycled (the preferred alternative).
The following companies will collect freon appliances for a small fee. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health does not endorse the companies; the list is provided for easy access to information.
A-1 Mark's Appliance, Inc. 260 422-5700
A-1 will collect at the home for a small cost or you can drop it off. There is a lower cost for dropping the appliance off. All appliances are recycled or reused.
OmniSource 260 422-5541
The customer must bring the appliance to OmniSource. There is no curbside collection. There is a small cost if the Freon is still in the appliance. If the Freon and compressor are removed according to government regulations, there is no charge. OmniSource recycles the appliances.
Wisman's Appliance 260 483-0575
Wisman's will collect at the curb for a small cost. If the appliance is dropped off, there is a smaller cost. Appliances are recycled.
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