Propane tanks, such as used on gas grills, can be refilled at numerous locations. Check local grocery or hardware stores and propane providers for refilling/trade-in options.
The compressed gas contained in these tanks is dangerous and can be explosive. Do not attempt to release the gas into the air.
Tanks must be properly disposed of in accordance with Illinois State Law; however they are NOT accepted at the Rockford Household Hazardous Waste Site (although they may be accepted at other Hazardous Waste Collection sites in other parts of the state.)
Smaller Gas or Propane Cylinders
Single-use propane gas cylinders, (16.4 oz and others used with camping stoves, lamps, etc.,) cannot be refilled and are NOT able to be recycled locally.
20-lb Grill-sized Tanks, Empty, Can Be Recycled at Limited Locations
Call first to confirm acceptance, hours.DeKalb, 815-758-5416 1901 Pleasant St. Machesney Park, 815-636-9310 8409 North Second St. — Closes for winter Rockford, 815-987-2680 1100 Seminary St. South Beloit, 815-389-2014 201 Wheeler Ave. Must have valve removed and/or hole cut in tank to verify it is empty Loves Park, 815-986-7211 1616 Windsor Rd.