Reclaim, Recovery & Waste Management
Minimising the environmental impact of used refrigerants
Reclaim & recovery services are designed to minimise the environmental impact of used refrigerants. Recovery services avoid the release of used refrigerant into the atmosphere, while reclaim services allow the re-use of existing refrigerants, thereby avoiding the need to manufacture new refrigerant molecules.
Most countries now have some form of environmental protection legislation to regulate emissions, and many have specific requirements concerning the recovery of refrigerants.
Linde has always promoted the recovery and, where possible, the reclamation and reuse of refrigerants. We offer a range of recovery cylinders to allow the safe collection of used refrigerants and avoid their release into the atmosphere. Many Linde Group companies also offer a range of additional recovery services, including the collection of greater volumes of products in larger containers.
Once recovered, we offer waste management services to ensure that the refrigerant is destroyed in an environmentally friendly manner. In many locations, we can also carry out reclaim of the recovered refrigerants which involves bringing the product back to an "as-new" specification, such as AHRI 700 or similar standard.