Propane Tanks

Why Recycle Propane Tanks:

Propane tanks present a danger in the waste stream because they can cause fires and explosions. It is essential to properly dispose of old propane tanks so they do not injure you or sanitation workers.  Five gallon propane tanks are made of steel and copper, both valuable products with ready markets.  Many retailers will take back 5-gallon steel propane tanks, usually at no charge. You should be able to return your tank to the point of purchase or to another local dealer.  See more at

Propane Tanks are not accepted by York County waste haulers and are not accepted at the York County Resource Recovery Center.

Please note: Non-Refillable, Portable Propane Tanks and Small Helium tanks are accepted at the York County Resource Recovery Center. 

Where York County Residents Can Recycle Propane Tanks:

The following York County businesses accept used propane tanks to be recycled or refurbished.  Fees, if known, are stated.  Before delivering propane tanks, please call the listed company to verify their continued participation, drop-off hours, fees and any other specific instructions, such as valve removal.  If you have any additions or corrections to this list, please contact us by clicking here.

Spanglers Ace Hardware:  4072 Carlisle Rd., Dover, PA 17315 / 717-292-6055

Loganville True Value Hardware:  231 N Main St., Loganville, PA 17342 / 717-428-2488

New Freedom
Aero Energy:  25 E. High St., New Freedom, PA 17349 / 717-235-3854
$1.00 recycling fee

Red Lion
Cape Horn Country Agway:  3100 Cape Horn Rd., Red Lion, PA 17356 / 717-246-3778
$2.00 recycling fee

Shrewsbury True Value Hardware:  836 E. Forrest Ave., Shrewsbury, PA 17361 / 717-235-6700

College Hunks Hauling Junk:  4075 E. Market St., York, PA 17402 / 717-363-8900

Consolidated Scrap Resources, Inc. (CSR):  120 Hokes Mill Rd., York, PA 17404 / 717-843-0931

CSR, Inc.:  530 Vander Ave., York, PA 17403 / 717-843-0931

Darrah’s Salvage:  537 E. Prospect St., York, PA 17403 / 717-845-9670

J&K Salvage:  1099 Kings Mill Rd., York, PA 17403 / 717-843-3672

Paz Metals, Inc.:  4315 Run Way, York, PA 17406 / 717-757-1298

West York Agway:  2650 W Market St., York, PA 17404 / 717-668-8258
$2.00 recycling fee