Tanks and cylinders: one-pound propane gas cylinders

Recommended disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

One-pound propane gas cylinders only

Fee

No charge

Hazardous materials precautions

Do not throw tanks or cylinders in the trash, and do not attempt to puncture the cylinder.

Because gas cylinders and tanks contain a compressed gas, if they are thrown in the trash they can explode and cause injury to solid waste workers. Although a tank may seem empty, a small amount of explosive gas remains even when it no longer supports a flame.

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

No cylinders or tanks larger than one-pound.

No cylinders or tanks used for business purposes, including home businesses and property managers.

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Other disposal options

Recycle

Empty metal tanks may be taken to a scrap metal recycler.

Hazardous materials precautions

Do not throw tanks or cylinders in the trash, and do not attempt to puncture the cylinder.

Because gas cylinders and tanks contain a compressed gas, if they are thrown in the trash they can explode and cause injury to solid waste workers. Although a tank may seem empty, a small amount of explosive gas remains even when it no longer supports a flame.

Bring to landfill or transfer station

Empty plastic tanks should be brought to a landfill or transfer station.


Hazardous materials precautions

Do not throw tanks or cylinders in the trash, and do not attempt to puncture the cylinder.

Because gas cylinders and tanks contain a compressed gas, if they are thrown in the trash they can explode and cause injury to solid waste workers. Although a tank may seem empty, a small amount of explosive gas remains even when it no longer supports a flame.

One pound tank

one pound tank

One-pound propane cylinders.

Household hazardous waste

For information about storing and transporting propane gas cylinders, see guidelines for household hazardous waste.

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