Knowing and understanding current laws and regulations is challenging for anyone handling refrigerant. Rapid Recovery was built around the need for contractor compliance. The laws imposed on our industry create significant challenges. With knowledge of the rules and regulations we can help bring you out of violation and into compliance. Rapid Recovery utilizes both EPA certified technicians and recovery equipment. Every pound of refrigerant we recover is tracked to meet governmental regulations, and documented for you. Our people, our equipment, and our philosophy are all designed to help your customer understand that you are focused on their best interests.

Are You Ready for the new Section 608 Requirements?

The EPA has announced major updates to the Section 608 Refrigerant Management Program of the Clean Air Act that will affect everyone, including your company and your technicians!

View the webinar recording to learn more about these new updates and make sure that you are prepared to follow these new requirements.


Rapid Recovery provides all the required documentation for your records. Each pound of refrigerant we recover will be tracked and documented. If you received notice of an EPA refrigerant audit today would you be at ease with your record keeping? Are your technicians consistently and accurately recording all required information for each unit at each job? Is that information then correctly catalogued and filed for quick access during an audit? When Rapid Recovery is involved in your projects you will be at ease knowing your EPA worrying days are over.

Certified Equipment

Rapid Recovery utilizes an incredibly high speed – gasoline powered recovery machine. To meet the compliance needs of our customers our equipment has been custom designed to be as fast as possible and at the same time has been subjected to the rigors of the AHRI certification process.

Equally important as certified technicians actually recovering the refrigerant is the need to use EPA/AHRI certified recovery equipment. “Homemade” equipment that has not been certified for refrigerant recovery and properly registered will not be acceptable to the EPA. Utilizing Rapid Recovery’s job-site service is a safe and secure solution for all your refrigerant abatement needs.

Certified Technicians

Rapid Recovery utilizes only high quality personnel. All of our technicians are universally certified to meet your every recovery need.

In fact our technicians will always impress. They are uniformed and are ready to help make every project a pleasure. Our vehicles are high quality – professional machines, and our equipment will impress anyone with its abilities.

Refrigerant Tracking

How good are your technicians at recording the pounds of refrigerant they recovered from a unit? Rapid Recovery specializes in EPA compliance. We understand that your technicians would rather be “working” than filling out paperwork. We also know that the EPA requires all refrigerant that your company is involved with is properly documented. All refrigerant that Rapid Recovery handles will be properly tracked and documented for you.

Phase Out of Ozone Depleting Refrigerants

A big challenge to the refrigeration and air conditioning industry is the need to move away from older refrigerants (like R-22). The world’s scientists have determined that when released into the atmosphere, these refrigerants (which contain chlorine): both CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) and HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbons), could damage the Earth’s ozone protective layer. It’s also believed that most of them enhance the greenhouse effect, which leads to accelerated global warming. Certainly, both contributors to the growing concern of global climate change, which is generating more and more public awareness.

These growing concerns led to the Montreal Protocol, which the United States signed in 1987. It was an international environmental agreement (known as the Montreal Protocol) that established requirements to begin the worldwide phaseout of CFC and HCFC compounds, all under the heading of Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. To follow up on it’s commitment to this agreement, the United States amended the Clean Air Act, adding provisions to establish a phaseout schedule on the use of CFC and HCFC compounds nationwide. It’s these provisions that are driving the U.S. ozone depleting refrigerant phaseout strategy, and the need for contractors to reduce their usage in all air conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment across the nation. This has created the vast need for everyone to retrofit to a newer refrigerant, or what we call the “retrofit” revolution and Rapid Recovery is ideally positioned to provide the high speed refrigerant recovery needed to facilitate it.

Want to learn more about the Phaseout?