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Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) Destruction Technologies

Title VI of the Clean Air ActHelpClean Air ActA law amended by Congress in 1990. Title VI of the CAA ( directs EPA to protect the ozone layer through several regulatory and voluntary programs. Sections within Title VI cover production of ozone-depleting substances (ODS), the recycling and handling of ODS, the evaluation of substitutes, and efforts to educate the public. authorizes EPA to manage the phaseout of ozone-depleting substances (ODS). Surplus ODS must be stored, reused (after recycling or reclamation), or destroyed.

This technical report on ODS Destruction in the United States and Abroad provides information on the sources of ODS for destruction, technologies used in the United States and globally, as well as best practices for the safe, environmentally-sound collection, recovery, transport, and destruction of these substances and other fluorinated compounds, i.e. hydrofluorocarbons.

The table below lists the facilities that are commercially available to destroy ODS. This list is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by EPA of any entity listed or its products, practices, or services.

Listed companies are responsible for obtaining proper permitting for the waste that they handle or destroy, as well as the waste that they import from outside of the United States. In some cases, ODS are considered hazardous waste, and facilities must abide by applicable regulations.

Commercially Available Destruction Facilities
Company Name Contact Information Facility Location
Chill-Tek, Inc. Michael Gerhart  
(310) 545-7192
Las Vegas, Nevada
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., Aragonite Incineration Facility Melissa Scales
(435) 884-8174
Aragonite, Utah
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., El Dorado Incineration Facility Ronald Hines
(870) 864-2217
El Dorado, Arkansas
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., Deer Park Incineration Facility James East
(281) 930-2410
La Porte, Texas
A-Gas Americas Jonathan Sack
(800) 372-1301
Bowling Green, Ohio
Ross Incineration Service, Inc. Neil Gorman
(440) 748-5800
Grafton, Ohio
Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C. Doug Harris
(618) 271-2804
Sauget, Illinois
Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C. Scott Hilton
(409) 736-4157
Port Arthur, Texas
Heritage Thermal Services, Inc. 

Carrie Beringer 
(330) 386-2196

East Liverpool, Ohio

As an alternative to ODS destruction, EPA permits the transformation (or conversion) of ODS to useful non-ODS products.

The phaseout regulations include recordkeeping and reporting requirements for entities that transform ODS. Learn more about recordkeeping and reporting requirements.