I live in the middle of a metro area. I need to have our central a/c removed this year, and won't be putting in anything until next year (it's making way for an ongoing home construction project). I was wondering what it costs to have coolant removed from an R134a A/C unit and take the thing out for scrap. Lines do not need to be plugged or anything fancy (the furnace/condenser will be replaced in spring). I do know that our church a mile away had two A/C units stolen overnight for the scrap value, so my suspicion is that if I could have the R134a removed, I could put up a craigslist ad and someone would come get the unit.