You take painstaking steps to make sure your demolition projects meet all local, state and federal standards. Don’t forget about the EPA requirements for disposing of ODS (Ozone Depleting Substances) and Global warming gases like refrigerant and clean agent fire protection gases (Halon). Just like asbestos abatement, removal of these gases have specific requirements. Rapid Recovery specializes in providing refrigerant recovery and halon removal services for the demolition industry.


When thinking about your demolition project and the potential refrigerant recovery, what do you think of? Your first thought is probably about the big things like air conditioning units and chillers, but don’t forget there are a lot of small appliances like air dryers, drinking fountains and refrigerators that can also contain refrigerant that will need to be recovered before your demolition project can proceed. Part of our service can include a job walk to point out anything that may need to have refrigerant recovered from it. This helps you to know which items need recovery, and it helps us to quote your project accurately. In some circumstances a walk-through is not possible. In these cases, projects can be quoted based on bid documents or information you provide.

We remove all of the refrigerant from your units and appliances prior to demolition including:

  • Chillers
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Rooftop Units
  • Packaged Units
  • Split Systems
  • Chilled Water Systems
  • Refrigeration Units
  • Small Appliances

We can also remove fire protection cylinders (system bottles), spheres and extinguishers from your site including:

  • Halon 1301
  • FM-200™(HFC-227ea)
  • ECARO-25®(HFC-125)
  • Novec™ 1230
  • Halon 1211
  • CLEANGUARD (HFC-236fa)
  • Halotron 1 ®
  • +Meeting Your Timeline

    Our technicians have experience recovering all types of equipment found on demolition jobs. In addition to their expert knowledge, the speed of our recovery equipment allows us to recover refrigerant without disrupting your project’s timeline. Because we can also reclaim your fire protection agents, you’re dealing with LESS companies, leaving you more time to focus on other aspects of your project.

  • +Simplifying Your Job

    Our technicians make your job easy by placing a bright orange sticker on each piece of equipment as it is recovered. Then, you can quickly see every piece of equipment that has been recovered and is ready for the next stage of demolition. Not only does this step meet EPA requirements, but it’s an added benefit of making your job easier and more efficient!
  • +Staying On Budget

    Did you know that some of the refrigerants and fire protection chemicals on your jobsite have value? We purchase used refrigerants and fire protection gases. In some cases, the value of your gases can offset the cost to have them safely removed from your site- making your job to stay EPA compliant essentially FREE! Call us today to find out how selling your used gases can keep your project on budget!

EPA Compliance

Our extensive experience with demolition projects has allowed us to develop a service and documentation package specifically  for the demolition industry that meets and exceeds all EPA requirements. Rapid Recovery will recover your gases safely, quickly and correctly.

  • +Certified Technicians

    All Rapid Recovery technicians are EPA certified, and trained by industry experts .
  • +Certified Recovery Equipment

    Our patented machines are custom designed to be faster and more efficient than other equipment available in the industry, in addition, they have been tested extensively to meet all EPA regulations and be AHRI certified.
    • +Documentation

      The handwritten documentation you will receive from the technician will detail the type and quantity of the gas removed from each piece of equipment. You will get this documentation the day the job is completed.

      If requested, we will send you two printed job site packets. One of these for your records, the other for your customer.

      After the job is completed (upon request), you will receive two printed job-site packets from our office- one for your records, and one to give to your customer.

    These packets contain detailed job-site information including:

    • Type and Quantity of Refrigerant Collected
    • Type and Quantity of Fire Protection Gas Collected
    • List of Equipment recovered
    • Copy the Technician’s Certification
    • Copy of our equipment’s AHRI certification.

Nationwide Service Available

We have several locations across the country, so we are able to provide nationwide service when, and where you need it. We have a large inventory of recovery cylinders at our disposal for jobs of every size. You can visit our locations page to find a location near you. If we don’t have a location close to your project, call us toll-free at 877-372-7732 and speak to Shari Miller so she can help you with your project.

Project Size

Your demolition project is important to us! Everyday, across the nation, our technicians are out walking pre-demolition sites of all sizes and complexities with contractors like you! Even with  Find out how we can help you save time and money while meeting your EPA obligations!