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Zender Environmental Health & Research Group is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

What We Do

Refrigerant Recovery (Freon)

Refrigerant Recovery Training & Technical Assistance

Zender Environmental provides hands-on refrigerant recovery training for individuals & communities who manage small appliances destined for disposal/recycling. Trainings are typically held in Anchorage. Alternatively, in certain cases, Zender staff may travel to perform onsite refrigerant recovery training. Trainings include the following topics:

  • Safety,
  • Refrigeration cycle & regulations,
  • Recommended equipment & tools,
  • Recovery techniques,
  • Troubleshooting, and
  • Labeling & shipping recovered refrigerant

In addition to refrigerant recovery training, Zender Environmental provides free technical assistance for communities looking to manage their end-of-life appliances. Zender can provide guidance in aspects such as:

  • Equipment selection & purchase
  • Best practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Shipping refrigerant for reclaiming and/or destruction

Note: Zender Environmental can proctor EPA-approved exams for those looking to obtain Section 608 Technician Certification – please contact us at 907-277-2111 for further details.

View upcoming trainings.  For refrigerant recovery technical assistance, call us at (907) 277 2111, email , or text  (833) 277-0718