Propane Tanks & Cylinders

 

Summary of Propane Tank & Cylinder Recycling:

  • Refillable Propane Tanks are always a better choice than "disposable".
  • Disposable cylinders are not truly disposable since compacting collection trucks don't accept them.
  • Age and exposure to the elements impact all tanks and cylinders.
  • Never refill a leaking or coroded tank.

Locations Accepting Propane Tanks and Cylinders:

  • New Lenox Townshippropane tank typical

  • New Lenox Fire District Sites

Propane Tanks are used for backyard grills, campers, and special projects. When the cylinder is empty, many are refilled at local hardware stores but sometimes this isn’t possible. Perhaps the cylinder appears rusty, the valve isn’t closing properly, there is a leak, corrosion or other unsafe condition. Maybe, the cylinder is small and labeled “disposable” but not readily accepted by any waste hauler. Under these circumstances, the container cannot be refilled and since it is 100 percent steel, it should be recyclable.  

The problem is that while it is steel, it is significantly different than a tin can or empty aerosol container. A cylinder of any size is NOT accepted in any curbside recycling program. This item needs to be taken to a collection site with the expertise to empty it of any remaining gas, test it for reuse and recycle it if necessary.
 
The New Lenox Fire District has stepped in to assist. They accept fire extinguishers and propane tanks, as well as cylinders at all four of their New Lenox locations and at the New Lenox Township site where electronics and traditional recyclables are accepted.propane tank small
 
These five permanent collection sites offer a centrally located option to residents throughout Will County year round.
 
New Lenox Township
1100 S. Cedar Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
815-485-6431

Hours Items may be dropped off:  Mon-Friday 1pm-3:30pm
and the 4th Saturday of the Month 8am-12 Noon
 

New Lenox Fire District Station 1
261 E Maple
New Lenox, IL 60451
815-463-4500
info@nlfire.com
Hours Items may be dropped off:  Mon-Friday 8am-5pm 

New Lenox Fire District Station 2
  
1205 N Cedar Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
815-463-4500
Hours Items may be dropped off:  Mon-Friday 8am-5pm
 
New Lenox Fire District Station 3
930 County Creek Drive
New Lenox, IL 60451
815-463-4500
Hours Items may be dropped off:  Mon-Friday 8am-5pm
 
New Lenox Fire District Station 4
19819 Schoolhouse Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
815-463-4500

Hours Items may be dropped off:  Mon-Friday 8am-5pm

 
Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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