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Propane Tanks (Non-refillable)

propane cylinder
Propane Tanks (Non-refillable)
These are the small tanks used for camp stoves and lanterns. While they can’t be refilled when they’re empty, that doesn't make them disposable. Do not throw in the garbage, take them to a facility for safe recycling.

[See also: Propane Tanks (Refillable)]

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Turn off your portable cook stove and remove the tank when not in use so you don’t waste propane. Plan your cooking ahead of time in order to use less propane.

Reuse

There is no safe use for an old propane tank so bring it in to be recycled.

Recycle

When you arrive at the recycling depot, take these tanks to the area set aside for hazardous household waste. Leave them for the experts to deal with. 
Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Oak Bay Public Works Yard (Oak Bay residents only)

    1771 Elgin Road
    Oak Bay
    250.598.4501

  • Sooke Tools Rental

    6228 Sooke Rd
    Sooke
    250-642-0337

  • The Environmental Story

    Even empty tanks are a safety risk in the trash or hiding in the basement. A small amount of propane will always remain inside the tank, even if you leave it on until the flame goes out on your stove. A tank that has not been properly depressurized can explode if punctured or cause a fire if it leaks.