New EPA Refrigerant Disposal Recordkeeping Requirement 101: All the Basics You Need to Know

August 24, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb

Elizabeth Ortlieb

Did you know, on Jan. 1, 2018, a new epa refrigerant disposal recordkeeping requirement took effect for certain HVAC/R appliances? 

Here's all the basics you need to know about the new epa refrigerant disposal requirement. 

New EPA Refrigerant Disposal Requirement Is Part of EPA 608 Update And Took Effect January 1, 2018

Whether this is the first time you've heard of this new requirement or you need a refresher on all the nitty-gritty details of what you need to record, don't worry because we've got you covered.

So, first things first, this new requirement is a part of the EPA 608 Update, which phases in over three compliance dates: Jan. 1, 2017; Jan. 1, 2018; and Jan. 1, 2019. 

This requirement took effect on the second, staggered compliance date: Jan. 1, 2018.


You Now Must Keep Records When You Dispose of Mid-Sized Appliances 

Importantly, technicians who dispose of mid-sized HVAC/R units with a full charge of more than 5 and less than 50 pounds of controlled refrigerant must keep records of the following information for three years: 

new epa refrigerant disposal requirement

This is a new epa refrigerant disposal recordkeeping requirement that you should be adhering to now. 

For a full list of the top requirements you and your workforce should know for the EPA 608 Update 2018, check out our free checklist: 

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Topics: Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, epa 608

Elizabeth Ortlieb

Written by Elizabeth Ortlieb

With an extensive background in public affairs and communications, Elizabeth serves as the Policy & Content Manager at Trakref, where she tracks HVAC/R policy trends and provides updates to multi-level stakeholders. Email the author at