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Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD)

RAD Celebrates 50 Partners and Six Years of Achievement

Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program logoThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program in October 2006 as a voluntary partnership program to protect the ozone layer and climate system. In its first year, RAD partnered with nine utilities. Six years later, RAD has grown to include 50 partners: 43 utilities; 4 retailers; 1 manufacturer; and 2 state affiliates. Utility partners represent 26 states across the country. From 2007-2011, RAD partners helped recycle nearly three million appliances.

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