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Refrigerator Recycling
Yakama Nation Staff with Collection Truck

Yakama Nation Pilot Program

Proper disposal of old appliances from tribal lands helps protect the ozone layer and climate system, and provides benefits to the community. In particular, tribes can help prevent illegal dumping of refrigerators and freezers on tribal lands. In 2009, the RAD Program conducted a small-scale refrigerator/freezer recycling program with the Yakama Nation Solid Waste Department.

Below is an overview of the EPA's Tribal Program conducting a small-scale refrigerator/freezer recycling pilot program designed to benefit a tribal community.