Old Propane Tanks

Propane tanks should not be placed with either recycling or trash.  This includes both large and small propane tanks, such as those used for camping stoves, torches, and other small appliances and tools.

Propane tanks, even empty, pose a safety risk if they enter recycling trucks or facilities.

There are some alternatives for disposal:

  1. Refill and reuse.
  2. Exchange for a new one.
  3. Take the tank to a local facility which permits propane tank disposal. Call first before taking the tank:  Household Hazardous Waste Facility; 1299 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603; Phone: (717) 397-9968