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How to Recycle and Remediate Your Propane Cylinder
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How to Recycle and Remediate Your Propane Cylinder

Are you thinking of recycling or remediating your propane cylinder because you have had it for a long time? You must handle your propane cylinder properly and safely, and there is a certain protocol you should follow if you plan to recycle or remediate your propane cylinder.

If your propane cylinder is still usable, you can recycle the cylinder for money. However, your propane cylinder may have reached the end of its life span. The smaller the propane cylinder, the shorter the lifespan.

Learn ways to properly recycle or remediate your propane cylinder with these tips!

Recycle Your Propane Cylinder

If you cannot have your propane cylinder refilled, the best option would be to recycle the cylinder. It is recommended that you should recycle the propane cylinder only if it is still serviceable. Because of safety regulations regarding propane, many recyclers will not accept propane cylinders.

Our experts at Propane Plus, LLC or another local propane supplier can direct you to a specialized recycler for your propane cylinder. You can also contact your public works department to recycle your tank.

Remediate and Reuse Your Propane Cylinder

If you are unsure whether your propane cylinder is beyond use, you can go to a professional propane supplier to have your tank examined and possibly refilled. You should seek out a professional after your tank is refilled at a propane refill station for propane tank installation, underground propane tank installation, and above ground propane tank installation.

Dented and rusted cylinders should not be used for refills! You can contact a propane tank service for propane tank painting if needed.

Safely transport your propane cylinder by closing the valve tightly and securing the cylinder upright. Reach out for assistance with propane tank recertification.

Dispose of Your Propane Cylinder

There are multiple options for the safe disposal of your propane cylinder. If it is a large propane cylinder, you can contact your propane supplier, and they can remove it.

It is important not to attempt to dispose of the propane cylinder yourself, as you will need to safely remove any remaining propane from the cylinder.

There are signs that something isn’t right with propane, and if you smell gas, don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 or your local fire department!

Your propane supplier will have licensed professionals with specialized tools for propane removal. You can also talk to your hazardous waste disposal department for removal of the tank but do not assume your propane tank will be accepted.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency lists commonly accepted disposal items.

Contact Your Propane Experts in Central Texas

Based in Central Texas, Propane Plus, LLC has certified experts to guarantee safe propane cylinder recycling or reuse at your home or business. These propane cylinder removal and reuse tips are state recommended, and our staff is trained in safe propane cylinder management.

Ready to ensure your home or business has safe propane tank service? Let Propane Plus, LLC examine the way you transport, use, and store propane. Call us today at 512-259-7587 or contact us online.

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