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A-Gas Launches Disposable Refrigerant Cylinder Recycling Program

Auckland, New Zealand, June 6 2024: A-Gas, the global market leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products has launched the first disposable refrigerant cylinder recycling program in New Zealand.

Drop-a-JUG™ is an innovative and practical solution to New Zealand’s disposable cylinder problem. The free and easy recycling program provides HVAC and refrigeration professionals with a convenient and environmentally responsible way to recycle used disposable refrigerant cylinders.

Disposable refrigerant cylinders contain synthetic greenhouse gases that are harmful to the environment when released into the atmosphere. It is illegal in New Zealand to purposely vent refrigerant to the atmosphere.

Under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, refrigerants have been declared a priority product by The Ministry for the Environment, which means all importers, distributors, resellers and owners of refrigerant are required to safely and responsibly dispose of refrigerant that is no longer required, including the small amount of refrigerant left in used disposable refrigerant cylinders.

“The responsible management of used disposable refrigerant cylinders is another way the industry can transition towards a net-zero future.” said Mitch Williamson, Country Manager, A-Gas (New Zealand).

“As a global leader in lifecycle refrigerant management, A-Gas is dedicated to capturing refrigerant gases for future re-use or safe destruction, preventing harmful release into the atmosphere. Every gram counts, and as an industry we all have a responsibility to do the right thing.”

The new Drop-a-JUG™ recycling program will capture even the smallest amounts of refrigerant left in disposable refrigerant cylinders and ensure that it is responsibly managed. Empty gas cylinders and any disposable cylinder cardboard packaging will be sent for appropriate recycling.

Businesses can play an important role in helping the industry reduce its emissions by becoming a Drop-a-JUG™ drop-off point, and can register here

About A-Gas: A‑Gas is a global leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products and services. Through their first-class recovery, reclamation, and repurposing processes, they capture refrigerants and fire protection gases for future re-use or safe destruction, preventing their harmful release into the atmosphere.

For over 30 years, A-Gas has supported clients and partners worldwide on their environmental journey by supplying lower global warming gases and actively increasing the circularity of the industries they serve, building a more sustainable future. For more information, please visit


A-Gas (New Zealand) Limited
Mitch Williamson, Country Manager, A-Gas (New Zealand) Limited
Mobile: +64 21 0878 0838

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