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Omaha Recycling Guide

Acetylene Tanks

Not Accepted

Acetylene tank

Caution: Household Hazardous Waste

DO NOT place tanks of any kind in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container. DO NOT place this item in a waste or garbage cart.

Residential Acetylene Tanks are highly pressurized and require special handling.

The best option is to use up the material in the tank for its intended purpose. Contact the retailer or supplier you purchased it from to see if they offer a take-back or exchange program.

Acetylene tank

Where Else Could It Go?

Try contacting a gas supplier or welding shop to see if they can provide disposal information for your item.

Did You Know

Acetylene tanks have specially pressurized valve, and if improperly handled, they have the potential to cause serious harm.

A large, pressurized tank should ALWAYS be taken to a special handling facility for safe discharge and disposal, regardless of whether it is empty or has residual contents inside.