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Propane Tank Disposal

Propane Tanks are collected and recycled at each of the County’s Household Hazardous Waste Events.

The County of Union holds Household Special Waste Collection days several times a year and accepts propane tanks at these events. Please click here to view a full listing of upcoming recycling events..

Some local propane gas suppliers and retailers will also accept outdated, faulty, or damaged cylinders for recycling (possibly for a nominal fee). Contact local filling stations or retailers for details.

Safety Tips

  • Keep the valve tightly closed and plugged with the “POL” left-handed thread plug.
  • Store propane gas cylinders outdoors ONLY.
  • Always keep cylinders upright and in a secure position when transporting.
  • Keep your vehicle well-ventilated when transporting cylinders.

Propane Tank Disposal

Propane Filling Station
27 Hazelwood Ave., Rahway
732-574-1215
Must buy a new tank or refill a tank
 
Synergy Gas
4700 S. Clinton Ave., South Plainfield
908-755-5100
$10.00 drop-off fee
Taylor Rental Center of Berkeley Heights
284 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights
908-464-9111
$6.00 plus tax drop-off fee, free if buying a new tank
 
Wayside Gardens
54 Morris Turnpike, Summit
908-273-7022
$10.00 drop-off fee

Propane Tank Exchange Programs

Home Depot
200 South Ave., Garwood
908-518-0011
 
Home Depot
930 Springfield Rd. South, Union
908-687-7907
Home Depot
1515 Route 22, Watchung
908-222-7700
 
Home Depot
701 W. Edgar Rd., Linden
908-523-1520
Home Depot
977 W. Grand St., Elizabeth
908-259-2600
 
Home Depot 
2445 Springfield Ave., Vauxhall
908-686-9804