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Damaged or empty propane tanks and cylinders are hazardous waste and should never be put in the garbage or recycling. They could become punctured during the collection process and cause a fire or injury. 

Disposal Options:

Special Instructions:

  • The Alameda County Hazardous Waste Facilities cannot accept compressed gas cylinders other than propane. For information about how to properly dispose of these items, call 800-606-6606.