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How to Properly Dispose of a Propane Tank

Learn how to properly dispose of a propane tank with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

The time for grilling continues from summer to football tailgating season. If you have a gas grill, you know that you need a propane tank to run it. But what about when your propane tank runs out of gas? You can’t simply throw away the empty tank in your regular garbage or recycling. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn how to properly dispose of a propane tank.

How to Properly Dispose of a Propane Tank
When your gas grill runs out of fuel, do you know what to do with the propane tank? Learn how to properly dispose of a propane tank with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

1. Refill It

Instead of throwing it away, you can always have your tank refilled. Look for a local propane tank refill station near you–common ones include U-Haul and AmeriGas. Reusing the tank is an easy way to get more gas and reduce your carbon footprint. All you have to do is take your empty tank to a station near you and refill it. This can be done with refillable tanks used for a gas grill, not smaller tanks used for camping stoves and some lighting fixtures.

2. Exchange It

If you can’t refill your tank, you can always exchange it. You simply pay a small fee to return your empty tank and leave with a new one. It’s an easy and affordable way to get your propane and get the gas grill fired up again.

3. Drop It Off

Finally, you can drop off your empty tank at your local hazardous waste drop-off site. Check with your county for the nearest location. This is the only safe way to throw away a propane tank if you don’t plan on reusing it or exchanging it.

At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll find everything you need to become a grill master. Fire up the gas or charcoal grill, equip yourself with must-have grill accessories and throw the perfect tailgate party. For more tips, recipes and how-to’s, visit our Grilling & Patio blog.


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