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Compressed Gas Cylinders - Single-use/Non-working

Single-use compressed gas cylinders are commonly used for camp stoves, welding, filled with flammable propane or butane.

Household Hazardous Waste

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

Single-use compressed gas cylinders are commonly used for camp stoves, welding, filled with flammable propane or butane.

Bring home empty single-use gas containers from camping or tailgating for proper disposal. Consider switching to refillable camping gas 1lb cylinders. Go to RefuelYourFun.org for details and locations. 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 or have additional disposal suggestions. As possible, take it back to where you got it or have the supplier come pick it up. For situations other than common fuels, contact a hazardous waste pick-up hauler.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Airgas Store (Berkeley - 6th St) 1224 Sixth St Berkeley Recycle Paid Drop-off unusual shapes & sizes. Not camping propane.
Airgas Store (Livermore) 800 Greenville Rd Livermore Recycle Paid Pick-up unusual shapes & sizes
Airgas Store (San Carlos) 820 Industrial Rd San Carlos Recycle Paid Pick-up unusual shapes & sizes
Airgas Store (San Jose) 140 S. Montgomery St San Jose Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up unusual shapes & sizes
Alamo (Dublin) Ace Hardware 7373 Village Pkwy Dublin Recycle Paid Drop-off Propane exchange. Soda Stream canister exchange - all sizes
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Recycle Free Drop-off Propane only. Five gallons or less.
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 345 9th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Empty campstove-size only
Cole Hardware 70 4th St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Empty campstove-size only
Cole Hardware 956 Cole St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Empty campstove-size only
Cole Hardware 2254 Polk St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Empty campstove-size only
Cole Hardware, Vallejo St. 627 Vallejo St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Empty campstove-size only
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up Empty, depressurized metal gas cylinders can go in your blue recycle cart. The valve must been removed or the tank must be clearly punctured. Pressurized cylinders can to the HHW Station.
Handy Handyman Ace Hardware 2075 Market St. San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Soda Stream canister exchange - all sizes
Hassett Ace Hardware 875 Alma Street Palo Alto Recycle Paid Drop-off Soda Stream canister exchange - all sizes
iFixit San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions
Laurel Ace Hardware 4024 MacArthur Ave. Oakland Reuse, Recycle Paid Drop-off Soda Stream canister exchange - all sizes
Linde/Praxair Welding Gas & Equipment Center 2615 Alvarado St San Leandro Repair, Recycle Paid Drop-off Empty
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Recycle Paid Pick-up

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