Where to recycle compressed gas
Compressed Gas Recycling
We’re here to simplify recycling.
Do you have empty or unwanted small, single-use compressed gas products lying around your home, garage, or workspace that you want to dispose of? Not sure where to recycle or dispose of your used propane, CO2, isobutane, or MAPP gas?
In collaboration with our processing partners, we accept compressed gas products for recycling. Contact us to get started!
How to recycle with us
Drop off at our HQ
Swing by one of our recycling events
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Types of accepted compressed gas
We accept small, single-use compressed gas products including camping-size propane (14.1oz, 14.4oz, 16oz, 16.4oz), CO2 (20oz), isobutane (3.53oz-16oz), and MAPP gas (14oz).
Compressed gas recycling fees
We accept cash and credit card.
Compressed gas recycling FAQs
Do you recycle used propane, CO2, isobutane, or MAPP gas in-house at your Elburn, Illinois location?
Yes, in collaboration with our processing partners, we accept small, single-use compressed gas (propane, CO2, isobutane, and MAPP gas) for recycling.
The propane industry estimates that 40M one-pound propane tanks are sold in North America annually. And because they’re marketed as “disposable,” people throw them out or leave them behind in national parks. The trouble is that residual gas remains in these canisters, which can spark fires and explosions in parks and waste handling facilities.
For recycling compressed gas, we partner with Recycle Aerosol, focusing on safe and responsible disposal.
Thankfully, there’s a way to divert compressed gas from landfill and responsibly recycle it. Recycled compressed gas is processed by placing it in a vessel and purging with nitrogen for safety. Reclaimed propane is sold, and the steel containers are compacted and recycled, promoting environmental sustainability through responsible disposal and reuse.