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Home A-Z List Compressed Gas Tanks and Cylinders (propane/helium)

What makes this Special Materials?

CSWD Drop-Off Centers accept compressed gas tanks and cylinders that contained propane or helium. All other tanks or cylinders should be returned to the point of purchase. These must never be put in the recycling bin, even when empty.

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Compressed Gas Tanks and Cylinders (propane/helium): Banned From Landfill

It is illegal to dispose of this item in the trash in Chittenden County, Vermont.

How Can I get Rid of It?

Click on each tab in this section for limits, fees, and other critical information about this item.

What you need to know:

  • The facilities below accept propane and helium tanks up to 20 gallons
  • Limit 5 tanks/canisters
  • See “Large Items & Loads” for more options.
  • Tanks and cylinders for all other types of compressed gasses should be returned to the point of purchase.

Disposal Costs

Fees

Fees shown here are for Standard Disposal conditions for this item or material.

Amount Fees Notes
$0.00

Payment Methods

Cash, check with name, current address and phone number, AmEx, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards. A 3% convenience fee will be added to all credit card transactions.

Credit Cards not accepted at DOC in Burlington.

What you need to know:

  • The facility below accepts propane and helium tanks and canisters in the sizes and quantities noted for the fees shown.

Disposal Costs

Fees

Fees shown here are for Large Items & Large Loads conditions for this item or material.

Amount Fees Notes
$0.00
per tank $5.00 Tanks over 20 lb., up to 100 lb.

Payment Methods

Cash, check with name, current address and phone number, AmEx, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards. A 3% convenience fee will be added to all credit card transactions.

Credit Cards not accepted at DOC in Burlington.

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Special Materials Education

  • All of these items are banned from the landfill and must not be placed in the trash.

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