How to Properly Dispose of Propane TanksPosted
One question that Penn Waste gets asked a lot is how to properly dispose of propane tanks and smaller camping gas tanks. Neither of these items should be disposed of in your curbside trash and recycling. While some Solid Waste Authorities do accept them at their drop-off locations, others do not which can make disposal tricky.
It is imperative these gas tanks are disposed of properly because they are a fire hazard. This past weekend, we actually experienced a small fire in a baler at our recycle center which was linked back to a propane tank.
In fact, any type of container that previously contained gas / fuel should NEVER be placed in your recycling bin! This includes propane tanks, small camping gas tanks, butane, and Paslode quick fuel cartridges.
We’ve compiled a list of local resources for you to contact to inquire about disposal of gas propane tanks.
Please call each location in advance to ensure they are still accepting these tanks from the public. You will also need to check their hours of operation, whether there is a disposal fee and if there are any other special instructions such as valve removal.
You can also check with the vendor you bought the tank from to see if they have a return or exchange program.
|Location:||Company Name:||Address:||Phone #:|
|Dover||Spangler’s Ace Hardware||4072 Carlisle Rd., Dover, PA 17315||717-292-6055|
|Elizabethtown||B & G Lumber||212 W. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022||717-367-1680|
|Harrisburg||Amerigas||6823 Paxton St., Harrisburg, PA 17111||717-561-8806|
|Gettysburg||Consolidated Scrap Resources||2230 York Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325|
|Lancaster||Suburban Energy Services||2440 Dairy Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601||717-898-2267|
|Lancaster||Wrecklamations||1119 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601||717-299-6796|
|Lemoyne||Ritter’s True Value Hardware||1200 Market St., Lemoyne, PA 17043||717-731-1070|
|Mountville||Ressler Propane||27 W. Main St., Mountville, PA 17554|
|New Freedom||Aero Energy||25 E. High St., New Freedom, PA 17349||717-235-3854|
|Shrewsbury||Shrewsbury True Value||836 E. Forrest Ave., Shrewsbury, PA 17361||717-235-6700|
|York||Consolidated Scrap Resources||120 Hokes Mill Rd., York, PA 17404||717-843-0931|
|York||Consolidated Scrap Resources||530 Vander Ave., York, PA 17403||717-843-0931|
|York||Darrah’s Automotive & Recycling||535 Prospect Rd., York, PA 17403||717-845-9679|
|York||J & K Salvage||1099 Kings Mill Rd., York, PA 17403||717-843-3672|
|York||West York Agway||2650 W. Market St., York, PA 17404||717-668-8258|
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