The RMC program is funded by an environmental levy remitted by refrigerant manufacturers, importers and reclaimers on sales of HCFCs and as of February 2017, HFC refrigerants were levied from the stationary refrigeration and air conditioning industry.  HCFCs and HFCs are controlled halocarbon substances primarily used in air conditioning equipment (residential, commercial and industrial) and commercial refrigeration equipment.  The monies received from this levy funds all aspects of the program, including the collection, transportation, storage and the disposal of refrigerants that enter the program. 

Currently RMC levies are charged on sales:

  • Of new or reclaimed HCFC and HCFC blended refrigerants - $4.50 per kilogram
  • Of new or reclaimed HFC and HFC blended refrigerants - $1.00 per kilogram

These levies are only charged on refrigerants being purchased for use in the stationary and air conditioning industry.


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