Propane cylinders

Propane cylinders cannot be recycled at the curb. See below for disposal options.

Re-fillable one-pound propane cylinders (camping size) are now available! Find locations that sell and refill the cylinders through refuelyourfun.org

Single-use cylinders are dangerous. Even if you assume they're empty, single-use cylinders often still contain a small amount of gas and pressure, posing a danger to sanitation workers due to the risk of explosions and resulting fires. Because of the danger involved, they cost millions of dollars to recycle and dispose of properly.

Single-use cylinders are expensive when you realize that 80% of the price you pay is for the packaging! In short, you’re paying more for the packaging than for the actual gas!

Every year in North America, 40 million single-use 1 lb. propane cylinders are used, with over four million in California alone.* Because of limited, expensive recycling options, the empty cylinders are often disposed of improperly in landfills, dumpsters, household trash, campsites, on the roadside or in recycling containers.

*Estimate provided by Kamps Propane based on annual cylinder production data and population data.

Hours listed on this page may change without notice.

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Locations

Business Hazardous Waste Collection at the Household Toxics Facility

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesAppointment required. Propane cylinders, 5 gallons and smaller, are accepted at the Household Toxics Facility.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesDrop-off: propane cylinders, 5 gallons and smaller, are accepted at the Household Toxics Facility.

Suburban Propane

12 W. College Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallon and larger propane cylinders only.