Canadian Propane Cylinder Disposal Resources

October 2012
Canadian Propane Cylinder Disposal Resources
Propane cylinders should never be thrown in household garbage or
recycling containers for roadside pick-up!
British Columbia
Propane cylinders are accepted at most landfills and transfer stations for recycling. You can find a list of
locations by visiting the Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) website: www.rcbc.bc.ca/.
Alberta
Over 100 “Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up” events are held annually across Alberta, and many
accept propane tanks. To find out when a Round-up is scheduled in your area visit Alberta Recycling’s
website. For a list of facilities that will accept propane tanks by region, visit the Recycling Council of
Alberta’s Recycling Hotline webpage: http://callcentre.emergeknowledge.com/.
Saskatchewan
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council provides a recycling database with a list of organizations in
your community that will recycle or reuse various materials. www.saskwastereduction.ca/db/, as well as
information on Household Hazardous Waste recycling days: www.saskwastereduction.ca/resources/hazwaste/HHW-days.html
Manitoba
Miller Environmental Corporation is responsible for collection and disposal of household hazardous
waste. Propane cylinders can be dropped off at the facility in Winnipeg, or at one of the collection
events throughout Manitoba. For information on collection locations and events, please visit: www.
greenmanitoba.ca/household-hazardous-waste-program/.
Ontario
The Orange Drop program has been introduced to help recycle household hazardous and special waste
materials that need extra care when they’ve reached the end of their useful lives. You can find a list of
locations here: www.makethedrop.ca/.
Québec
Municipalities and regional county municipalities (RCMs) are responsible for waste management within
their jurisdictions. Some hold occasional household hazardous waste collections, while others can do
direct drop-offs to an Éco-centre. For collection/drop-off locations near you, contact Recyc-Quebec: www.
recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/client/fr/accueil.asp.
Nova Scotia
Local municipal solid waste organizations have established Household hazardous waste drop-off locations
throughout the province. Find the nearest location at www.reduceyourwaste.ca.
New Brunswick
Household hazardous waste is handled by regional solid waste management facilities. To find the facility
in your region, visit the Recycle NB website: www.recyclenb.com/en/recycling/.
Prince Edward
Island
Residents may take household hazardous waste to a Waste Watch Drop-Off Centre (WWDC) at no charge.
The facility locations and hours of operation can be found on the Island Waste Management Corporation
(IWMC) website: www.iwmc.pe.ca/disposalfacilities.php.
The Multi Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) manages the disposal and recycling of Household
Hazardous Waste (HHW). HHW can be disposed of through MMSB-Sponsored HHW Collection Events,
Newfoundland & which take place in participating communities throughout the province from spring to fall each year, or
disposed at permanent HHW Depots throughout the province, by area residents. The list of depots can
Labrador
be found on the MMSB website: www.mmsb.nl.ca/household-hazardous-waste.asp?s=proper-disposal as
well as HHW collection events: www.mmsb.nl.ca/household-hazardous-waste.asp.
Yukon
In the Yukon, only the City of Whitehorse has a program to drop off household hazardous waste free of
charge on certain dates during the year. The dates are found on the City of Whitehorse website: www.
city.whitehorse.yk.ca/index.aspx?page=486. For all other regions, contact: Environmental Programs at
Environment Yukon: 867-667-5683, Toll free: 1-800-661-0408 local 5683
or [email protected]
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