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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

Brantford – Mohawk Street Landfill Site
20 Morrison Rd, Brantford
November 18, 2017 8am - 4pm

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.

Blog

Orange Drop & We Day
Blog Post

September 29, 2014 - Orange Drop is excited to announce that we’ll be taking part in We Day on October 2, 2014.

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