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Helium Tanks - Non-empty

A helium tank is a pressurized cylinder containing helium gas. Small sizes are often sold with party balloon kits while large tanks are rentable and refillable.

Household Hazardous Waste

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

Use up contents as possible before dropping-off at an Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Safe Disposal Free Drop-off "Balloon tanks" only, no commercial cylinders
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Free Drop-off "Balloon tanks" only, no commercial cylinders
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Free Drop-off "Balloon tanks" only, no commercial cylinders
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Free Drop-off "Balloon tanks" only, no commercial cylinders
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Recycle Free Drop-off
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.proof of residency is required.
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Paid Drop-off
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.
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off Pressurized gas cylinders 5 gallons and under only.

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