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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
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Recycle Free Drop-off Propane only. Five gallons or less.
Chevron Oakland (Hegenberger) 451 Hegenberger Oakland Reuse Paid Drop-off Refills empty cylinders, including reusable 1 lb cylinders
City of Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Station Program 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Only 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per visit. Must be a Palo Alto resident, proof of residency is required.
Cole Hardware (Rockridge) 5533 College Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Does not accept single use small propane canisters.
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Recycle drop-off area. For broken or damaged tanks that cannot be refilled for reuse. Must be empty!
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
Fast Gas and Propane 13700 Catalina St San Leandro Reuse Paid Drop-off Refills cylinders only.
Fredericksen Hardware 3029 Fillmore St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off refill
Freon Free 1881 Walters Ct Suite A Fairfield Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Services them
Home Depot 5631 Lone Tree Way Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off Propane refills
Home Depot 2090 Meridian Park Blvd. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off Propane refills
Home Depot 11939 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Reuse Free Drop-off Propane refills
Home Depot 1625 Sycamore Ave. Hercules Reuse Free Drop-off Propane refills
Home Depot 2300 N. Park Blvd. Pittsburg Reuse Free Drop-off Propane refills
Home Depot 2750 Crow Canyon Rd. San Ramon Reuse Free Drop-off Propane refills
Home Depot 1781 E. Bayshore Rd East Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off Propane refills
Kamps Propane 3664 Depot Road Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Sells full cylinders and exchanges cylinders, including reusable 1 lb propane cylinders
Laurel Ace Hardware 4024 MacArthur Ave. Oakland Reuse Paid Drop-off Propane exchange or refill.
Laurel Ace Hardware 4024 MacArthur Ave. Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off Propane exchange or refill.
Linde/Praxair Welding Gas & Equipment Center 2615 Alvarado St San Leandro Reuse Paid Drop-off

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