August 4, 2022 |
A CVWMA member locality recently reported that a 20-pound propane tank had been placed in one of the locality’s drop-off recycling containers.
This presented a serious safety hazard for anyone who was near the site.
Propane is highly flammable, and any gas left inside a tank could cause a fire or explosion.
Never throw propane tanks in your household trash or recycling.
Don’t do it, even if you know they’re empty (others do not).
Be smart about propane
- Reuse tanks whenever possible. Propane exchanges are available at many places propane is sold.
- Check with retailers to see if they take back empty tanks.
- When it is time for disposal, many CVWMA localities accept empty tanks at convenience centers. Use the Recycling Wizard to find options for disposal in your locality.
- Always ask convenience center staff where to place empty tanks.
Fortunately, no one was injured by the 20-pounder left in the drop-off.
Let’s keep it that way by keeping propane tanks out of trash and recycling!Tags: metal, propane, propane tanks, recycling, recycling wizard, safety