Safely Dispose of Pressurized Tanks and Canisters


Going camping, hiking, or hosting a barbecue this summer? Make sure you safely dispose of pressurized tanks, canisters, and aerosols (empty or full), including:

  • Bear spray canisters
  • Small camping propane tanks
  • Butane canisters
  • Standard barbecue tanks
  • Helium tanks

Take these items to a household hazardous waste drop-off at designated fire stations or City landfills for safe disposal. Do not put these items in your blue, black, or green carts.

When put in a cart, these items become a safety hazard for your collector and the staff at waste management facilities. Items can also damage collection trucks and sorting equipment.

Visit to check the list of drop-off locations.