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Compressed Gas Cylinders - Refillable

Refillable compressed gas or fuel cylinders most often contains propane, a flammable gas used for heating and cooking and have a special valve for professional refueling.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Damaged or empty propane tanks and cylinders are hazardous waste and should never be put in the garbage or recycling as they could become punctured during the collection process and cause a fire or injury. 

Empty, good condition tanks can be exchanged or refilled where you got it (e.g. 1lb or 5-20lb propane cylinders, SodaStream gas cylinders) or have the supplier come pick it up. Look for a label to contact and return an unwanted cylinder to. Old, rusty or unknown cylinders may be taken to a scrap metal company once they have been completely emptied with the valves safely removed. Companies that specialize in gas cylinders may offer this service.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
U-Haul Refill Station Locator 5330 International Blvd Oakland Reuse Paid Drop-off Location finder for propane refills. Fee for refill
U-Haul Livermore 3429 Gardella Plaza Livermore Reuse Paid Drop-off Sells empty or full cylinders and refills cylinders, including reusable 1 lb cylinders
U-Haul Hayward 529 Jackson St Hayward Reuse Paid Drop-off Sells empty or full cylinders and refills cylinders, including reusable 1 lb cylinders
U-Haul Fremont (Thornton) 4833 Thornton Ave Fremont Reuse Paid Drop-off Sells empty or full cylinders and refills cylinders, including reusable 1 lb cylinders
U-Haul Fremont (Grimmer) 44511 S. Grimmer Blvd Fremont Reuse Paid Drop-off Sells empty or full cylinders and refills cylinders, including reusable 1 lb cylinders
U-Haul Dublin 6265 Scarlett Ct Dublin Reuse Paid Drop-off Sells empty or full cylinders and refills cylinders, including reusable 1 lb cylinders
Suburban Propane 1765 Arnold Industrial Way Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Soda Stream Exchange and Recycling Locator Store Drop-off option : Bed Bath & Beyond
590 2nd St
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Paid Mail-in See Store Locator webside for drop-off locations and mail-in exchange program.
Schnitzer Steel (Oakland) 1101 Embarcadero West Oakland Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity. Gas cylinders including air bottles, shock absorbers, propane, and other gas tanks, must be cut in half and valves removed. Acetylene cylinders are strictly prohibited.
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Recycle Paid Pick-up Discharge and collection services.
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up Discharge and collection services.
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Recycle Paid Pick-up Discharge and collection services.
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in propane tanks
REI (Fremont) 43962 Fremont Blvd Fremont Reuse Paid Drop-off Sells refillable 1lb propane bottles.
REI (Dublin) 7099 Amador Plaza Rd Dublin Reuse Paid Drop-off Sells refillable 1lb propane
REI (Berkeley) 1338 San Pablo Ave
(near Gilman)
Berkeley Reuse Paid Drop-off Sells refillable 1lb propane bottles.
Recycling Center & Transfer Station - Contra Costa Waste Service 1300 Loveridge Rd. Pittsburg Recycle Paid Drop-off
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Facility 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per day of all household hazardous waste. San Francisco residents only. Address verification required. Open Thursday-Saturday only from 8am-4pm.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off

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