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Automobiles, Boats and Tires at Demolition Sites

Automobiles and Boats

abandoned mobile homes

If you find automobiles or boats on the property of residences awaiting demolition:

Refrigerants used in motor vehicle air conditioning systems must be removed before recycling the vehicle.

Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning- legal requirements that apply when disposing of or servicing a motor vehicle

Various components should be removed and managed appropriately:

End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation (ELVS) Exit


You may find scrap tires in residential properties awaiting demolition.

Many states ban all tires or whole tires from landfills.