Freon is a brand name used to mean all refrigerants. Refrigerant is found in air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and refrigeration units. By law, refrigerant and other chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) cannot be released to the atmosphere but must be removed with special equipment. This is because the gases destroy the ozone in the atmosphere, leaving the Earth prone to higher levels of solar radiation. Please take your old refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier, ice maker or air conditioner to our Johnson, Stowe or Worcester Drop Off Locations where the refrigerant will be properly removed by a certified technician. BE CAREFUL not to puncture the tubes of the appliance and emit the gases into the atmosphere. NEVER remove the refrigerant yourself.