Federal regulations require that freon & compressor oil must be properly purged from these appliances prior to disposal.
Excess & Surplus will facilitate the purging of freon and oil from "used" Department refrigerators and assess a $55 charge to Departments OR departments have the option of directly disposing refrigerators at the Davis Street Transfer Station for a $35 fee.
If disposing with Excess & Surplus, Departments must do the following before pick-up:
- Remove all chemicals, radioactive material, and cultures.
- If the refrigerator once contained hazardous chemicals, radioactive materials or biohazardous substances, obtain a decontamination certificate from EH&S. Contact EH&S at 642-3073 for more information.
- Securely attach an IOC with tape to the outside of the refrigerator with the following information completed:
- The Department name
- Authorizing signature
- Point of contact
- Phone number
Refrigerators will not be removed without the IOC completed and attached to the outside of the refrigerator.
To schedule pick-up for small to waist-high refrigerators, Departments must:
- Call 642-5330 and request a pick-up and state the size of the refrigerator(s)
- Advise what items were stored previously in the refrigerator(s)
PLEASE NOTE: Excess & Surplus will not sell any "used" refrigerators. However, it will sell "new," i.e. overstock, refrigerators (that have tags still on them). The customer will be required to sign a waiver, which limits the University of California, Berkeley's liability for any such refrigerators.