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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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.