The 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.You may need Adobe Reader to view files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.