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Propane Tanks (Refillable)

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Propane Tanks (Refillable)
Under the BBQ, in the boat and on the camper van—yes, you’ve probably got a few of these metal cylinders in your possession. Please dispose of them properly, when their lifespan is at an end.

[See also: Propane Tanks (Non-Refillable)]

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Keep your propane tank out of the elements, to prevent it from rusting or beginning to leak. Turn off your portable cook stove and remove the tank when not in use so you don’t waste propane.

Reuse

Unfortunately, after its refillable life is over, you can’t reuse a propane tank safely at home, so please take it to one of the depots listed below. Old tanks are a safety risk for yourself and others if left lying around.

Recycle

Designated recycling facilities can safely depressurize your old tank. They will then remove the valve and recycle the tank and valve with other metals. Keep in mind that some facilities have a maximum number of tanks you can bring per visit, such as Hartland Depot (two tanks). 
Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Brentwood Auto & Metal Recyclers

    7481 West Saanich road
    Saanichton
    250.665.7282

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • JOMA Environmental Ltd. (pick-up service only)


    Victoria
    250.884.4822

  • 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

    Attention—do not throw old tanks in the garbage, they’re a safety risk! A tank that has not been properly depressurized can explode if punctured or cause a fire if it leaks. Bring them to a facility where they can be recycled safely.