Recycle at home = No
Gas bottles, canisters, cylinders and cartridges cannot be recycled using your council’s recycling collection service.
Do not put gas bottles, canisters, cylinders or cartridges in your rubbish bin – they can explode when crushed in the back of the collection vehicle or when treated at the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility. This can cause injury and fires. This includes:
- Nitrous oxide (NOX or ‘laughing gas’) bottles (pictured above)
- BBQ and patio heaters, LPG bottles (butane and propane – e.g. Calor gas)
Recycle out of home = Depends
If you live in Sutton, empty gas bottles can be taken to your council-run Household Reuse and Recycling Centre where they will be recycled. Our HRRCs in Croydon, Kingston and Merton are not currently licensed to accept gas bottles. We are liaising with the Environment Agency and hope to be able to offer this service in the near future. In the meantime: