Empty refillable and non-refillable propane tanks are accepted at most landfills and transfer stations for recycling as scrap metal. Some scrap metal dealers will accept them as well but may require that they are proven empty by removing the valves or drilling a hole in them. Never place a pressurized container in your garbage as they can cause explosions when compacted in collection trucks.

Visit RCBC’s Recyclepedia for drop-off options or contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline for all options available in your community.

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