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Who Takes Propane Tanks for Disposal?

Written on: February 19, 2024

Count on Johnny Prescott for your home’s propane tank services

propane tank Hopkinton, NH Are you looking for a new propane tank for your home in Greater Concord? If the answer is yes, then you’ve come to the right place!

At Johnny Prescott, we’ve got you covered with top-notch installation and service of propane tanks in sizes ranging from 120 gallons up to 1,000 gallons. Plus, we offer worry-free and affordable propane tank leasing.

Replacing a propane tank

If you already have a propane tank on your property, the first thing we need to figure out is whether it’s leased from another propane company. If it is, we’ll reach out to them and handle the safe disposal. But if you own the tank, no worries, we’ll take care of the disposal for you.

Propane tanks in modern times are meticulously engineered for optimal safety and durability. Above-ground tanks boast an impressive lifespan of at least 30 years, while their underground counterparts typically last between 20 and 30 years, contingent upon factors such as soil composition and appropriate installation methods.

Caring for your propane tank

To keep your tank in good shape, just follow these easy guidelines. You won’t need to do much because a properly installed tank usually needs very little maintenance.

Make sure to schedule your tank’s annual maintenance for a thorough check-up and regulator inspection.

It’s a good idea to get your home’s propane appliances professionally serviced on a regular basis and also have the connectors checked.

It’s crucial to make sure your propane tank doesn’t run out because an empty tank can lead to propane leaks down the road.

Never worry about running out of propane again! Sign up for our Automatic Delivery service and enjoy a continuous supply of propane. Our software analyzes your usage and weather forecasts to predict when you’ll need more, so we can schedule a propane delivery to your home before you run low.

How to dispose of grill tanks

If you’ve got an empty propane cylinder from the grill or firepit in your yard and don’t know what to do with it, we’re here to help!

To begin with, here’s what you should definitely avoid doing: never dispose of your cylinder with the regular trash. It’s important to note that most commercial and municipal trash haulers do not accept cylinders, and the same goes for most dumps. To ensure proper disposal, reach out to your town or local hazardous waste collector to inquire about the specific rules and regulations in your area. Taking the time to do so will help you navigate the proper channels and ensure the safe and responsible disposal of your cylinder.

You can also swap or refill an empty propane cylinder. It’s always handy to have an extra full tank available for grilling, a portable generator, or a patio heater. Places like convenience stores, home improvement stores, garden stores, grocery stores, and gas stations often offer propane cylinder refill and exchange services.
Unfortunately, if your cylinder is damaged, rusty, or no longer certified, it cannot be refilled. Propane cylinders are certified for a period of 12 years from the date of manufacture. Here’s how to know the age of your cylinder:

Inspect the collar of the cylinder, and you’ll find a date stamped near the valve. This date represents the month and year of its manufacturing. For instance, if the number reads “7-14,” it indicates that the cylinder was produced in July of 2014 and should be recertified by July of 2026.

Certain refill stations for propane cylinders offer recertification services as well. During recertification, the cylinder undergoes inspection to ensure its safety. If it meets the necessary criteria, the cylinder is recertified for an additional five years.

If your cylinder can’t be recertified, many propane cylinder refill businesses will take it for safe recycling.

Johnny Prescott takes care of your home’s propane tank needs with expert installation and affordable leasing. Contact us today to learn more!