Keep out of Landfill via Special Program:
From a RI household:
If your city or town is listed below, click on its name to see the local propane tank instructions for its residents. You can also call the Eco-Depot Program for a FREE appointment at 942-1430 x 241 or make an appointment on our website. On this page you can also download our Eco-Depot brochure, listing other HHW items you may have to dispose, and make a single trip.
From any RI source (e.g. household, business, school):
Statewide options for disposal are listed below. Fees may apply. RIRRC does not recommend any one business or organization over another.
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Empty Tank Disposal - Trash:
If they are empty (many come with a “key” you can insert to ensure they are empty), they are safe for disposal in your regular trash.
This item breaks the basic rule for metal recycling in your bin or cart—it’s not a can, lid, or foil. When it comes to metal, only cans, lids, and foil are eligible for your mixed recycling.
For scrap metal drop-off: When applicable, always remove as much non-metal from scrap metal items as possible (plastic, foam, textile, etc.). Scrap metal items that are less than 100% metal are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Fees may apply.