Restricted waste – gas bottles/fire extinguishers


Please note that not all waste types are accepted at all recycling centres so please use our what you can take and where (map) to check which recycling centre you can take your items to.

Gas bottles

Empty gas bottles and fire extinguishers should be returned to the original supplier or manufacturer wherever possible (the manufacturer is normally identified on the side of bottle).

If the manufacturer is identified on the bottle some recycling centres accept them for a charge – Please visit our commercial waste page.

For further advice and information on gas bottles please visit our A to Z page.

Please note from 3rd April 2018 we will no longer be accepting any gas bottles or cylinders marked “BOC” or “British Oxygen Company” at any of our centres. These must be processed by your local BOC depot. BOC gas bottle and cylinder disposal – find out more.

Restricted waste – gas bottles/fire extinguishers was last updated on January 17, 2018.


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