Pressurized Gas Tanks

Pressurized tanks that contain flammable gases such as propane or helium cannot be disposed of in your regular trash due to risk of explosion and fire.  If the tank is completely empty and the pressure valve has been removed, contact a local scrap metal recycling facility to ask if they will accept it.  Empty 16 ounce propane canisters can be disposed of in the regular trash.

If the gas tank still contains a pressure valve, there are several local businesses that will accept it to refill or recycle. Below is a list of these facilities.  Before delivering any materials to these businesses, always call ahead to make sure they are still accepting the material you wish to dispose of and find out if there are any associated fees.



Pressurized tank disposal