Recycling and Trash

Return larger compressed gas tanks (more than 20 pounds each) to a local supplier.

Drop off small compressed gas tanks and cartridges (up to 20 pounds each) at Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).

Recycling and Trash

All compressed gas containers, whether empty, full, or partially full, must be recycled at the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off sites at I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Landfill Complex. Do NOT place them in your recycling bin or at the curb for trash pickup. Do NOT dispose as scrap metal or “white goods”. Compressed gas containers are regulated as hazardous waste by the EPA. HHW staff will ensure that containers meet all applicable requirements for proper disposal.

Some examples of compressed gas containers include aerosol spray cans, cartridges (CO2, NO2, Oxygen, Helium) used in dispensers (e.g., helium, whipped cream, soda), fire extinguishers, helium tanks, inhalers, and small propane tanks like those used on gas grills.

Learn more about Household Hazardous Waste.

Household Hazardous Waste accepted at the I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Landfill Complex.