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#1649641 - 12/17/08 06:42 PM
Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks
wayne123 Offline
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People (including myself) were commenting on how to dispose of one pound propane tanks on the post about size of propane tanks. I wanted to start a seperate thread on this subject because I have a bunch I want to get rid of.

I did find the following on the Hennepin County Website:

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Gas Cylinders (1-pound size)

Accepted At These Hennepin County Facilities. Proof of residency required (MN drivers license or current utility bill).

Bloomington Drop Off Facility

No Fee

Small one pound cylinders only (look for DOT-39 on the label)

DO NOT THROW IN THE TRASH!

We accept small 1-pound butane and propane non-refillable cylinders only.

Because gas cylinders and tanks contain a compressed gas, if they are thrown in the trash they can explode and cause injury to solid waste workers. When they seem to be empty, there is still a small amount of explosive gas left in the cylinder, even when it no longer shows a flame.
_______________

On the other thread people were commenting that you could depressurize the cylinder and throw them in the trash. Is this recommended by the manufacturer?
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#1649763 - 12/17/08 07:47 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: wayne123]
hovermn Offline
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This is some great info, and a good reminder. However, with the newer style 1 lbers out now, does the same hold true? I believe that the new kind come with a cap that's screwed on after the cylinder's spent that releases the rest of the gas. With all of the gas expelled from the tank, it can be safely thrown into the trash, or recycled. Hopefully the latter.



Edited by hovermn (12/17/08 07:47 PM)
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#1649839 - 12/17/08 08:25 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: hovermn]
Neighbor_guy Offline
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I put a bullet hole in them and toss them in the trash, or send them to the recyclers. That may not be the politicaly correct way to do it, but is is a loophole in the system.

Might not work for the metro guys, but for us rural type it combines two things we love, guns and cheating the man.

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#1649856 - 12/17/08 08:32 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: Neighbor_guy]
TonkaBass Offline
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lol, I hear you Neighbor guy

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#1649998 - 12/17/08 09:20 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: TonkaBass]
koonie Offline
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Isn't there a way they can be refilled? Seems like such a waste.
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#1650078 - 12/17/08 09:58 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: koonie]
KTapper Offline
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If you are a resident of Dakota County drop them off at the Recycling Zone. I work there.. Many counties also have a program similar to what we run. The recycling zone takes all sorts of Haz waste that you accumulate around home. This is for residential homes and not businesses.

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#1650109 - 12/17/08 10:23 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: KTapper]
zamboni Offline
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KTapper- what do you guys do with them after they get dropped off?? I know alot of trash goes through the incinerator, but these things would obviously blow up. I have always wondered that about them.

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#1650116 - 12/17/08 10:32 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: zamboni]
KTapper Offline
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We are mostly a drop off site, we store them and a company comes and picks them up I'm not sure what they do with them.
But we take mostly anything you can imagine. We deal mostly with recycling like cans,glass,paper etc. Paint and drain oil are the most frequently dropped off.
Here is the website with a list of items accepted.

Dakota County Recycling Zone

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#1650151 - 12/17/08 11:48 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: KTapper]
deadeye Offline
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LOL neighbor guy. They do make a good target at 200 yards with the 06. a very satisfying boom if there is a little left in there.

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#1650166 - 12/18/08 12:35 AM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: deadeye]
mtreno Offline
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they do not blow up when shot. tried and tried and never any luck. even placed one in a fire and then shot it and that only produced a fast flame that sent it spinning around. but never a boom

it is what it is.....

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#1650169 - 12/18/08 01:10 AM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: mtreno]
PierBridge Offline
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Registered: 02/22/05
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Loc: MPLS!
Pull the valve and toss in the Trash!

Although the bullet hole idea seems like fun!
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#1650186 - 12/18/08 03:48 AM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: PierBridge]
BK19 Offline
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if you put a hole in them scrap metal places will accept them

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#1650203 - 12/18/08 04:54 AM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: koonie]
snoozebutton Offline
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Originally Posted By: koonie
Isn't there a way they can be refilled? Seems like such a waste.


There is a way to refill them but not sure how to do it or how safe it is and I agree, it is a big waste. Too bad the manufacturer wouldn't take them back and refill them, maybe charge a small deposit or something.
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#1650209 - 12/18/08 05:07 AM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: snoozebutton]
sparkydm Offline
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Loc: Lakeville
Bout 3 years ago I moved and when cleaning out the garage I found a [PoorWordUsage] load of empty 1 pounders. I called the recycling place in S. St. Paul. They said if they were somehow unsealed they would take them. So I cut them all in half with a band saw and turned them in along with everything else I had for recycling.

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#1650255 - 12/18/08 06:13 AM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: PierBridge]
Ralph Wiggum Offline
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Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 5074
Loc: Crystal, MN
Originally Posted By: PierBridge
Pull the valve and toss in the Trash!


I tried that last year and the garbage collectors actually pulled them out and left them in my garbage can!
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#1650787 - 12/18/08 09:56 AM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: Ralph Wiggum]
PierBridge Offline
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Registered: 02/22/05
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Loc: MPLS!
So they went through your Garbage bags?...lol

I suppose they didn't notice you pulled the valve on the tanks and that the tanks were not dangerous.
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#1651101 - 12/18/08 12:02 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: Neighbor_guy]
irishwalleye Offline
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Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 283
Loc: Otsego, MN
Originally Posted By: Neighbor_guy
I put a bullet hole in them and toss them in the trash, or send them to the recyclers. That may not be the politicaly correct way to do it, but is is a loophole in the system.

Might not work for the metro guys, but for us rural type it combines two things we love, guns and cheating the man.


I FINALLY HAVE MY NEW QUOTE -- THX NEIGHBOR GUY

Might not work for the metro guys, but for us rural type it combines two things we love, guns and cheating the man.

-- Neighbor Guy
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#1651103 - 12/18/08 12:04 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: wayne123]
Just Me Offline
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Registered: 12/03/06
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Loc: St Paul MN
I bring mine home. After Im postive they are empty, I drill a hole in em on the side, and em set out for the trash man. No problem as long as they(trash men) can see they have a hole in em.They take em.

I live in St Paul.

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#1651317 - 12/18/08 01:57 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: Just Me]
Tyler Voss Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 98
Loc: The Rez
I just bought the refill adapter from the local fleet store and plan on trying it out soon.

Mr. Heater makes it

Your suppose to be able to attach the 1 lb tank to the 20 lb tank.
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#1651515 - 12/18/08 03:19 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: irishwalleye]
SM1 Offline
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Registered: 03/09/05
Posts: 455
Loc: 97006, OR 56520, MN
Quote:
Might not work for the metro guys, but for us rural type it combines two things we love, guns and cheating the man.


Thats funny!

Good one Neighborguy!
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#1651568 - 12/18/08 03:48 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: SM1]
fatcat Offline
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Registered: 12/10/05
Posts: 12
Loc: McLeod
got the refill adaptor, from Northeren Hyd. Now fill off 20Lb tank. Be carefull to open valve stem though, till start to frost then 2 full.
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#1651615 - 12/18/08 04:13 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: fatcat]
BK19 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/03
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i know when you refill them it is illegal to transport them

my wallet is as empty as a monday morning church
my other hobby is dirt track racing(RETIRED)
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#1651728 - 12/18/08 05:20 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: BK19]
Gordie Online   crackup

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Registered: 07/24/06
Posts: 12278
Loc: Zimmerman Minn
found three of the 1 lbers on the lake today all empty of course. seams some guys think that this is the correct waytoi get rid of the tanks. one day I find out whos doing this and tell them to read the lable despose of properly and if that dont work Neighbor guys quote will come out of my mouth.
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#1651769 - 12/18/08 05:43 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: Gordie]
andrew chadwick Offline
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Registered: 03/26/07
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Loc: duluth
they certainly make good objects to throw at people who try to fish or drive to close to you!
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#1651852 - 12/18/08 06:40 PM
Re: Disposal of One Pound Propane Tanks [Re: andrew chadwick]
goetler Offline
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Registered: 12/09/08
Posts: 30
Loc: Elysian, MN
I have been using the refill adapter that I bought at Fleet Farm and have had very good luck. You are not able to get them all the way full but when you have 8 of em that is not a problem. Just make sure that you cool the tanks first, you are able to get more in than if they are at room temp.


Edited by goetler (12/18/08 06:42 PM)
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