Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC)

The Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) program is the Canadian industry solution for refrigerant waste disposal. It is an environmental care program championed by industry leaders that brings together contractors, wholesalers and collection service providers committed to the responsible disposal of surplus ozone depleting (ODS) refrigerants

RMC is a not-for-profit corporation established by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the Canadian refrigeration and air conditioning industry. The program is an industry-led environmental care program committed to the responsible disposal of surplus ozone depleting refrigerants from the stationary refrigeration and air conditioning industry. The RMC Board of Directors oversees the programs' operations and includes representatives from the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, equipment owners and environment/community groups.

RMC Mission

Our mission is to provide an environmentally responsible program in partnership with government and the Canadian public that:

  • Manages the environmentally responsible disposal of Canada's stocks of surplus ozone-depleting refrigerants for the Canadian refrigeration and air conditioning industries;
  • Meets the objective of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) to minimize and avoid the ultimate release of these substances to the environment; and
  • Ensures that all surplus ozone-depleting refrigerants will be managed in the most environmentally responsible manner to minimize the depletion of the ozone layer and reduce green house gas emissions.

To date, RMC has collected and destroyed 3,433,683 kilograms of refrigerant, which translates to a reduction in ODS emissions of 700,000 kilograms and reduced Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions  by 5,100,000 kilograms.  GHG emissions ultimately contribute to global climate change.  
To put that into perspective, that’s equivalent to removing over 100,000 cars from our roads for a year or recycling over 150,000 tons of waste.

Contractor Info

Wholesaler Info

To become a participating wholesaler on the RMC program, please contact Refrigerant Management Canada either via email or phone:

Nancy Larsen (nlarsen@hrai.ca) – 1-800-267-2231 ext. 245 or
April Heeley (aheeley@hrai.ca)  - 1-800-267-2231 ext 239