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Some local propane gas suppliers and retailers will also accept outdated, faulty, or damaged cylinders for recycling (possibly for a nominal fee).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
Must buy a new tank or refill a tank
Synergy Gas
4700 S. Clinton Ave., South Plainfield
$10.00 drop-off fee
Taylor Rental Center of Berkeley Heights
284 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights
$6.00 plus tax drop-off fee, free if buying a new tank
Wayside Gardens
54 Morris Turnpike, Summit
$10.00 drop-off fee

Propane Tank Exchange Programs

Home Depot
200 South Ave., Garwood
Home Depot
930 Springfield Rd. South, Union
Home Depot
1515 Route 22, Watchung
Home Depot
701 W. Edgar Rd., Linden
Home Depot
977 W. Grand St., Elizabeth
Home Depot 
2445 Springfield Ave., Vauxhall