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Empty Gas Cylinders Drop-off: New Program

Have empty gas cylinders left over from your last camping trip or tailgate party and unsure how to dispose of them? You can now bring them to the SMaRT StationĀ® for recycling.

A new pilot program makes dropping off empty, one-pound propane cylinders convenient for residents and keeps them from being disposed improperly in the trash.

Note: If thrown in the trash, cylinders can explode causing fires and putting workers at risk of injury.


Empty Propane Cylinder Drop-off Program
Who: Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto residents only (proof of residency is required at the time of the drop-off).
What: One-pound single-use empty propane cylinders are acceptable. No MAPP gas or barbecue tanks are accepted. Limit of three cylinders per household, per trip.
Where: SMaRT Station Recycling Center, 301 Carl Road, Sunnyvale
When: Drop off hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Other options for disposal

Make an appointment to bring cylinders to a quarterly Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event in Sunnyvale by visiting the County Household Hazardous Waste Program or calling 408-299-7300. Weekly appointments in San Jose are available year-round.

Where to get refillable gas cylinders

Visit Refuel Your Fun to find information on where to buy refillable gas cylinders.

June 17, 2019