ARLINGTON, Va. - The Chemical and Refrigerant Reclaimers Section of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has approved for publication AHRI Guideline Q-2010, Content Recovery & Proper Recycling of Refrigerant Cylinders. The document, which is available for free download, is a guideline for content recovery and recycling of cylinders at the end of their useful service life.

The guideline applies to all U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) non-refillable and refillable fluorocarbon refrigerant cylinders, as defined in Section 3 of AHRI Guideline Q-2010, having water capacity greater than two pounds used to transport refrigerants sold in the United States. AHRI noted that this document is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all good practices or requirements.

“Publication of this guideline is another example of our industry’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship,” said Stephen Yurek, AHRI president and CEO. “We are pleased to once again make an important guideline available free of charge for the benefit of reclaimers, recyclers, and technicians.”

The guideline is available for download at

Publication date:07/26/2010