When a propane tank is no longer needed, residents can deliver the propane tank to the Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF). Residual gas should be burned off through proper use of the tank. Residents can also check local stores that sell propane tanks to see if the store accepts tanks for recycling. Never include propane tanks with your glass, plastic or metal recyclables, or garbage.

Propane tanks come with a plastic cap to insure safety in transit. Even if it seems empty, make sure it is sealed with a plastic cap to prevent injury. Most hardware stores and propane distributors sell replacement caps.

Additionally, residents, private businesses, schools or institutions can search for local companies that accept propane gas tanks year-round. Search the Solid Waste Commission's list of licensed businesses for a licensed location to safely dispose of propane tanks.