• Allegheny Co. Health Department Offers Free Appliance Recycling Program

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    ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa.,None - If you live in Allegheny County and have an old refrigerator that you would like to get rid of, the Allegheny County Health Department will haul it away at no cost.

    A new program sponsored by the health department wants to keep harmful gases in the refrigerants from leaking into the environment.

    Officials hope the program will cut down on illegal dumping.

    Allegheny County Health Department officials said the goal of the program is to keep gases in the coolant from leaking out and depleting the ozone layer, which blocks the sun's ultraviolet rays and ultimately increases the risk of skin cancer.

    If you have a refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner or dehumidifier that you need to get rid of, you can call and arrange for curbside pickup.

    The recycling program is only available to Allegheny County residents.

    For more information you can call the appliance warehouse at 1-888-GO-FREON. Or if you live in the Western suburbs, call Parkway Heating and Air Conditioning at 412-279-6001.

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