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Business Waste: Butane or Propane Tanks
Proper Disposal: Empty gas canisters less than two pounds (such as the small Coleman camping canisters) may be placed in the garbage.

Larger canisters, up to eight gallons (barbecue size), either empty or containing gas need to be taken to one of the household hazardous waste facilities.

For approval of tanks larger than eight gallons in (barbecue) size, contact the Household Hazards Line at (206) 296-4692 or 1-888-Toxiced (869-4233), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Propane barbeque tanks should be exchanged at a propane supplier. See the AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange locator below for locations. No propane barbeque tanks can be taken to the Seattle or King County transfer stations for garbage disposal.
Recycle: Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Home Depot, Lowes, Texaco, Walgreens, and 76 service stations will recycle your old five-gallon barbecue tank when you purchase a new tank. Check with the business for details.
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Last Modified: 10/18/2011

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