Recently, A-Quick Pick Crane Service has been made aware of a developing situation with the local scrap yards in CT. The Federal EPA has been cracking down hard on local scrap yards to ensure compliance with respect to “clean” air conditioning units. By now, we are all very aware of the potential fines that an organization can face for improper disposal or release of R-12 or R-22 refrigerant into the atmosphere. They can be upwards of $10,000.00 per occurrence.
As a result of the “crackdown”, it is has now become policy for the scrap yards to require written documentation from any company or individual disposing of an old air conditioning unit at a local scrap yard. The written documentation can either be in the form of a sticker or decal on the side of a unit, displaying the signature of the technician and the date reclaimed, along with the company name or it can be in the form of a letter, displaying the same information. Each and every unit that A-Quick Pick Crane Service disposes for a customer MUST BE RECLAIMED OF ALL REFRIGERANT!
Because of the new policy, A-Quick Pick Crane Service has been forced to follow suite. A-Quick Pick Crane Service is now requiring this documentation from all contractors requesting us to dispose of their old air conditioning units. In addition, we can no longer transport old air conditioning units back to our yard and store them for a period of time before they are reclaimed.
We understand times are tough for all right now, but unfortunately, we are forced to follow this new policy and are asking all contractors to help and comply. If you should have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call us at 203-924-2000.