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Pressurized Cylinders that held Propane, Oxygen, Helium or Other Gasses

Non-refillable and refillable cylinders supplied with any type of pressurized gas. Seamless cylinders and tubes, welded cylinders and insulated cylinders previously containing materials such as:

  • Propane
  • Oxygen
  • Helium
  • Acetylene
  • Isocyanate resins
  • Nitrogen
  • Freon
  • All other compressed gases

Why are Pressurized Cylinders that held Propane, Oxygen, Helium or Other Gasses in the Orange Drop Program?

These cylinders can combust, explode or leak when they are exposed to varying temperature, humidity, pressure, etc. or if a chemical reaction occurs due to mixing of contents. The Orange Drop Program ensures that these cylinders are safely dismantled and that any remaining contents are managed safely.

Find a Drop Site

  • Most municipal transfer stations and depots
  • For refillable containers, many retailers accept your empty pressurized gas cylinder when you purchase a full cylinder
  • 85 Ontario Parks accept non-refillable propane cylinders in Orange Drop cages
  • Use our search tool or check with your municipality for other drop-off locations and events such as Community Environment Days

Do I Need to Take Storage or Transport Precautions?

  • Store outside in an area where cylinders are least likely to suffer from physical damage or tampering
  • When transporting pressurized containers, secure them in an upright position on a flat surface

What Happens to my Waste?

The contents are carefully removed and repackaged for sale, where possible. Non-refillable metal cylinders and valves are recycled. Refillable propane cylinders are either reused or recycled after an initial inspection by authorized processors.  Learn More

What
Happens to
my Waste?

The Orange Drop program safely manages five materials to end-of-life, diverting harmful substances from landfill and waterways. Many of the materials collected through the Orange Drop Program, such as pressurized containers and batteries are reprocessed, refurbished or reused to make new products—easing the demand for energy and virgin resources.

Event Calendar

Lower Sherbourne Community Park
Lower Sherbourne Community Park Toronto Canada
Date: July 21, 2018 Time: 4-8 p.m.

Clarington Operations Depot 42
Clarington Operations Depot 42 178 Darlington Clarke Townline Clarington, ON L1B 1L9 Canada
Date: September 22, 2018 Time: 8-12pm More info: www.Durham.ca/waste

Pickering Recreation Complex
Pickering Recreation Complex 1867 Valley Farm Road Pickering L1V 6K7 Canada
Date: October 13, 2018 Time: 8-12pm More info: www.Durham.ca/waste

About Us

The five materials in the Orange Drop program are managed by Stewardship Ontario (batteries & pressurized containers) and Automotive Materials Stewardship (antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters).

Stewardship Ontario and Automotive Materials Stewardship are both not-for-profit organizations funded and governed by the industries that are the brand owners, first importers or franchisors of the products and packaging materials managed under our recycling programs.

At Orange Drop, we strive to find new ways to turn today’s waste into tomorrow’s consumer products.

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