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Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

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Ask the Curbside Hotline Operator: Can I recycle propane tanks in the blue recycling roll cart?

propane tankQ: Can I recycle propane tanks in the blue recycling roll cart?

A: No. Propane tanks don’t belong in curbside recycling. Ask Metro where to take them for proper disposal. These items are pressurized cylinders. They are hazardous and can cause explosions or fires in collection vehicles. There isn’t an easy way for collection drivers to tell if tanks are empty or contain propane so they need to be recycled outside of the curbside collection system, typically at a hazardous waste facility. 

Interested in disposing other items not accepted at the curb?
Contact the Metro Recycling Information online or call 503-234-3000.

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