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Residential Air Conditioner Recycling Fee to be Revised due to Improvement in Recycling Cost

No.1875
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Tokyo, February 13, 2015 - Effective April 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Corporation, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), will decrease the fee charged for recycling the company's residential air conditioners. The recycling fee applied to home air conditioners is one of a number of charges levied in Japan in order to recycle specified types of discarded home appliances, based on the country's Home Appliance Recycling Law.

Currently, the fee imposed for recycling home air conditioners is 1,620yen (approx. US$13.80). Commencing April 1, the new fee will be 1,404 yen (approx. $12.00).

The new fee will apply in either of the following two cases: 1) when the issue date of the recycling coupon (i.e. the date when the air conditioner is received from the customer) is not earlier than March 31, 2015 and the date when the item is to be handed over to the specified recycling exchange is April 1, 2015 or later; 2) when the issue date of the recycling coupon is earlier than March 31, 2015 and the date when the item is to be handed over to the specified recycling exchange is May 1, 2015 or later.
  Issue date of recycling coupon
Before March 31, 2015 Not earlier than March 31, 2015
Date to be handed over to specified recycling exchange From April 1 to April 30, 2015 Old fee New fee
After May 1, 2015 New fee

The above fee is imposed per unit of air conditioner on a uniform basis nationwide. Additional charges are required for collection and transport by retail operators, municipal agencies, etc.

For further information on this matter, customers should address inquiries to:
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Corporation