Recycling & Waste

Gas Cylinders and Tanks - Pressurized

Definition

Examples include propane, acetylene, Freon, helium, carbon dioxide, oxygen, dichlorofluoromethane and others.

Legal Considerations

It is illegal to put pressurized gas cylinders and tanks in the trash. They can cause explosions even if they are empty.

Disposal

Pressurized gas cylinders and tanks are accepted at the household hazardous waste collection sites for free. 

Recycle

Do NOT put pressurized tanks in your curbside recycling bin.