Appliances frequently contain hazardous materials such as refrigerants, mercury-containing devices and PCB capacitors. Iowa requires that all discarded appliances be demanufactured by a permitted appliance demanufacturer prior to disposal.
Demanufacturers remove the hazardous components and dispose of them in an environmentally sound manner prior to recycling the metal.
There are many locations that collect discarded appliances for processing by a permitted demanufacturer. To locate a collection site near you, contact your local solid waste agency.
Appliance Demanufacturing Newsletter
Appliance Demanufacturing Permitting (ADP) Information
IAC Chapter 567-118: Discarded Appliance Demanufacturing
- Application Forms
- Appliance Demanufacturing Annual Report - Iowa Administrative rules require appliance demanufacturing permit holders to report the amount of appliances demanufactured and the amount of refrigerant, mercury and PCB capacitors disposed of each year.
- Facility Inspection Information - EPA and State rules require that the PCB storage area be inspected every 30 days, and the inspection be documented.
Appliance Demanufacturing Operator Training
A person who has completed DNR-approved training must be on-site at all times when appliance demanufacturing is taking place.