Helium Tanks

Keep out of Landfill via Special Program

RIRRC does not accept helium tanks that still contain gas. You must bring a tank containing gas back to the store where you purchased it.

For empty party-sized tanks:
Punch out the tab on the top to show it is empty, then follow the instructions below:

If your city or town is listed below, click on its name to see the local scrap metal instructions for its residents. Statewide options that are open to anyone are also listed below. Fees may apply. RIRRC does not recommend any one business or organization over another.

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Trash:                                                 
If none of the above is an option, this item is 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.


City/Town Resident Options:
Statewide Options: