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Flat Can Recycling is now partnering with Forest Preserves and Campgrounds to allow visitors and campers to recycle their empty propane and isobutane canisters!

Become a drop site for propane and isobutane product recycling by partnering with Flat Can Recycling

Used-up camping fuels like propane and isobutane still contain small amounts of gas, even if they can’t power a stove anymore, which means they can easily become the cause of fires and explosions. And the presence of the fuel remnants means the metal canisters can’t be recycled in the standard way.

At Flat Can Recycling, we’re always looking for new ways to help our fellow humans protect the environment. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County to facilitate propane and isobutane canister recycling.

Our first location

Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville, IL is the first site to participate (with more to follow)! Visitors may place their propane and isobutane canisters in the designated wire crate beside the main office in the family campground, following the instructions posted near the crate. Any questions or concerns can be directed to DuPage Forest Preserve staff at Visitor Services at (630) 933-7200.

The recycling process

The recycling process This easy and exciting opportunity for visitors to recycle their fuel tanks involves a reclamation process that conserves the raw materials and energy that would otherwise be needed to produce similar products from scratch.

Here's how it works:

Do you want to participate?

We’re now looking to team up with other Forest Preserves and Campgrounds to place special recycling crates on their premises, and keep more used propane and isobutane canisters out of landfills! If you’re a park or forest preserve that wants to work with us to recycle and reclaim fuel tanks that might otherwise become waste, contact us today at [email protected].

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