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Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers may contain chemicals or residual pressure and need to be disposed of properly. However, they also may be able to be refilled and reused.

Waste Guide

Recycling and Disposal Locations

    Riverside County Landfills

    Only empty or discharged Type A, B, and C fire extinguishers are accepted at the Riverside County Landfills for disposal.

    Locations & hours

    Fee schedule:  Routine refuse disposal rates apply


    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities and Events **FREE** 

    Empty, discharged or charged Type A, B, and C fire extinguishers are accepted at the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facilities and Events.  This service provides residents of Riverside County a FREE and environmentally safe way to properly dispose or recycle household hazardous waste.

    Locations and hours: Click HERE for the HHW Flyer

    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.

    Contact the facilities listed below for recycling opportunities where the chemical can be safely recovered and the metal body can be recycled. Contact the companies below for details regarding their programs.

    A-1 Fire Equipment

    329 Myrtlewood Drive, Calimesa, CA 92320


    Ability Fire

    1516 South Grand Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705


    C & S Safety

    576 N 6th Street, Blythe, CA 92225


    Desert Fire Extinguisher

    558 E. Industrial Place, Palm Springs CA 92264


    Temecula Valley Fire Equipment

    42066 Avenida Alvarado, Temecula, CA 92590


    San Bernardino & Riverside Counties Fire Equipment Co.

    Various locations


    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 or call (951) 486-3200.