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Disposable Compressed Gas Cylinders

One Time Use/Disposable Compressed Gas Cylinders –This includes the small 16.4 oz. and 14.1 oz. camp type propane cylinders, helium party balloon cylinders, and refrigerant cylinders and other empty one time use disposable cylinders.

Refillable Compressed Gas Cylinders - This includes, but is not limited to, refillable propane tanks and industrial and medical gas cylinders that may have contained gases such as oxygen, acetylene, chlorine, carbon dioxide, etc.

Buy Refillable 1 lb. Gas Cylinders

One Time Use/Disposable Compressed Gas Cylinders - This includes the small 16.4 oz. and 14.1 oz. camp-type propane cylinders, helium party balloon cylinders, refrigerant cylinders and other one time use disposable cylinders.

There are now refillable cylinders that work exactly the same as your old one time use cylinders, except they can be refilled for up to 12 years. A simple refill costs approximately $2.25 which is about half the price of a non-refillable. Purchasing and refilling or exchanging the cylinder four times saves approximately $5.00 compared to purchasing 5 non-refillable cylinders! And think of all that waste generated and the disposal hassle! See for more information.

Waste Guide

Recycling/Disposal Locations

    **FREE** Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

    Locations and hours: Click HERE to download the HHW Flyer

    • Empty and partially filled one time use/disposable compressed gas cylinders are accepted.

    • Empty and partially filled propane, helium, and Freon tanks that are less than 40 pounds are accepted.

    • Home use oxygen tanks are accepted.  Valves should be completely open.

    Additional Recycling Locations

    Some companies may take cylinders from residents for recycling.  Please contact the following companies for specific instructions and details on what products they accept.

    AC Propane

    296 California Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223



    43612 Jackson Street, Suite 1, Indio, CA 92201



    41830 Enterprise Circle South, Temecula, CA  92590


    Blue Rhino 



    173 Beaumont Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223

    You may contract with a hazardous waste transporter to properly dispose of this waste. To find a Hazardous Waste Transporter, please visit:

    Visit the business hazardous waste page for additional information.

    This information above is offered as a public service in an effort to eliminate illegal and improper waste disposal. As the information may not be comprehensive, the Department encourages the public to research additional companies that are available for the services sought. The companies are not affiliated, endorsed or regulated by the Department. Accordingly, as with any professional service, please confirm the accuracy of the company’s information and request copies or verification of the company's license and/or permits to provide the service, prior to utilizing its services. Under no circumstances, directly or indirectly, shall the Department be held responsible or liable for reliance on this information.  If you would like to include your company on the list, please contact [email protected] or call (951) 486-3200.