How should you dispose of your coleman propane tanks

3 min readApr 16, 2022


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Yesterday, I was talking about storing wood pellets and today I’ll show you another cool cooking hacks which is about disposing of your propane tanks.

Small propane tanks need to be disposed of properly because they can be very dangerous. If they are not disposed of properly, they can leak and cause fires. They can also explode and cause serious injuries. So, it’s very important to dispose of your unused or old propane tanks.

How to dispose of small propane tanks

Small propane tanks can be disposed of by taking them to your local propane retailer. Most propane retailers will have a drop-off location for used tanks. Be sure to call the retailer ahead of time to verify their policies and procedures.

Once at the retailer, the tank will be inspected for any leaks or damage. If the tank is in good condition, it will be refilled and put back into service. If the tank is damaged, it will be taken out of service and disposed of properly.

How to Dispose of Coleman Propane Tanks the Right Way

If you have a Coleman propane tank that you need to dispose of, there are a few options available to you. You can take it to most Walgreens or Ace Hardware locations, where they will have a trade-in or disposal program.

You can also take it to a household hazardous waste collection day, which are usually hosted by the Illinois EPA or your local village. Finally, you can also open the tank and let the gas leak out, but be aware that this is highly flammable and dangerous. Here’s a complete guide on disposing of Coleman propane tanks.

Is it safe to store small propane tanks?

Storing any kind of flammable liquid in tanks, whether large or small, can be dangerous if not done properly. If you must store small propane tanks, the safest way to do so is by keeping them in a well-ventilated area away from any sources of heat or flame.

Inspect the tanks regularly for any signs of leaks or damage, and make sure the valves are closed when not in use. Never store a propane tank inside your home or garage, even if it’s empty — the risk of explosion is just too high.

Can propane tanks be left outside in winter?

Yes, propane tanks can be left outside in winter. In fact, they are designed to withstand the elements, including freezing temperatures. However, it is important to take some precautions to ensure that your tank remains in good condition and continues to work properly.

First, make sure that the tank is properly secured and that there is no risk of it tipping over. Second, if the tank is exposed to direct sunlight, cover it with a tarp or other material to protect it from the sun’s rays. Finally, check the tank regularly to ensure that it is not leaking. If you do find a leak, contact a qualified technician to repair it.

What should I do with my used camping propane tank?

When you’re finished using your camping propane tank, there are a few different things you can do with it. You can recycle it, reuse it, or dispose of it. If you want to recycle your camping propane tank, you can take it to a recycling center that accepts metal.

Most recycling centers will have a special section for propane tanks. You can also check with your local waste management company to see if they have a recycling program for propane tanks. If you want to reuse your camping propane tank, you can refill it at a propane station.

You can also use it to store propane for your grill or other outdoor appliances. If you want to dispose of your camping propane tank, you can take it to a hazardous waste disposal site. You can also call your local waste management company to see if they have a special program for disposing of propane tanks.




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