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Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD)

Responsible Appliance Disposal Program (RAD)

Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD)

RAD is a voluntary partnership program that works with utilities, retailers, manufacturers, state and local government agencies, affiliates, and others to dispose of old refrigerated appliances using the best environmental practices available—going beyond federal requirements to protect Earth’s climate and ozone layer.


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First Annual RAD Leadership Awards Ceremony
EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program is pleased to announce the launch of a new Leadership Awards! RAD hosted its first annual ceremony during the program’s annual Partner Meeting on October 21st. A variety of partners were recognized for their outstanding achievements in insulation foam recovery from refrigerated appliances and their commitments to sustainability and the environment.

Example Language for Procuring Refrigerated Appliance Recycling Services Using Best Environmental Practices
A new document is available to provide current and prospective RAD partners with example language for procuring refrigerated appliance recycling services using best environmental practices.

Welcome to Butler County!
Read the press release for Butler County Recycling & Solid Waste District, the RAD program’s first local government partner.

Welcome to FirstEnergy! Exit
The EPA RAD program welcomes FirstEnergy as the newest RAD partner.

Welcome to New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program! Exit
The EPA RAD program welcomes New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program as the newest RAD partner.

RAD 2019 Program Update
This program update presents RAD partners’ achievements for 2019.

Partner Resources
The EPA RAD program has recently added new resources for existing and prospective RAD partners.

RAD Appliance Recycling Flyer
An appliance recycling flyer is available to help promote RAD to consumers at appliance collection/turn-in events and other consumer facing opportunities (e.g., appliance pick-ups).