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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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General Information: 503-823-4000

E-mail: cityinfo@portlandoregon.gov

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Ask the Curbside Hotline Operator: Can I recycle propane tanks?

Q: I have propane tanks left over from my summer barbecues and camping trips. Can I recycle these in the blue recycling roll cart at the curb?

Propane CanA: No. Propane tanks don’t belong in curbside recycling. Take them to a household hazardous waste facility for proper disposal. These items are pressurized cylinders. They are hazardous and can cause explosions or fires in collection vehicles. There isn’t an easy way for collection drivers to tell if tanks are empty or contain propane so they need to be recycled outside of the curbside collection system. 

Interested in disposing other items not accepted at the curb?
Contact the Metro Recycling Information online or call 503-234-3000.

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