Recycling Tips

How to recycle unwanted propane tanks and appliances

Grills. Clean all surfaces of any food debris. Disconnect the propane tank, and then disassemble the grill. Be sure to wear work gloves for protection. Steel, stainless steel, cast iron, brass and aluminum parts can be recycled at your local scrap metal dealer or at a recycling center; visit earth911.com to find one near you. Most plastic parts can also be recycled; follow local municipal guidelines for plastic recycling. Metal-plated parts, caster wheels, gauges, hinges, and regulator/hose assemblies should be disposed of in your standard domestic garbage waste disposal system. For batteries and electronics, check with your local government for disposal practices. Also, be sure to contact your manufacturer or consult your owner’s manual for further details.
 
Patio Heaters and Fire Pits. Clean all surfaces of any debris. Disconnect the propane tank, and then disassemble the appliance. Be sure to wear work gloves for protection. Steel, stainless steel, cast iron, brass and aluminum parts can be recycled at your local scrap metal dealer, or at some recycling centers. Visit earth911.com to find a recycling center near you. Many plastic parts can also be recycled; follow local municipal guidelines for plastic recycling. Insulator cones, door magnets, logs, lava rocks, weight plates, wheels, and regulator hose assemblies should be disposed of in your standard domestic garbage waste disposal system. Contact your manufacturer or consult your owner’s manual for further details.
 
Propane Tanks. Many landfills, recycling centers, and scrap metal dealers cannot recycle unwanted tanks because of the residual propane inside. However, most propane exchange companies, including Blue Rhino, will take them and recycle them at no cost to you. Simply leave your empty beside a propane exchange display. To find a Blue Rhino location near you, or call .


 

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