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Pressurized Gas Tanks

CAUTION: Pressurized tanks that contain flammable gases such as propane or helium cannot be disposed in the regular trash or at the York County Resource Recovery Center due to risk of explosion and fire.

REUSE:  20-pound propane tanks that still contain a pressure valve, are accepted at several local businesses for refill or reuse.  Below is a list of these facilities.  Before delivering any tanks to these businesses, call to make sure they are still accepting these materials and ask about any associated fees.

RECYCLE: Pressurized gas tanks that are completely empty and have had the pressure valve removed may be recyclable at metal scrap businesses.  An internet search such as “recycle propane tank York PA” will show businesses that accept these items for recycling.

TRASH:  Empty 16-ounce propane canisters can be disposed in the regular trash. To empty a 16-ounce propane canister, it must be used on a grill, lantern, or other device until the device turns off because there is no fuel left in the canister.

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