Please do not bring helium tanks to Household Hazardous Waste collections.
Extreme caution should be used when handling any type of tank. Tanks contain a pressurized gas and explosions can occur if thrown in the trash even when they are considered empty. Tanks with a pressure relief valve should also be handled with caution. For the disposal of helium tanks the following businesses will accept them for a fee.
John S. Posen, Inc. (Welding Supply Store) 1214 West Skippack Pike Center Square, PA 19422 (P) 610-275-1607 Office Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Accepts: Propane, Medical Gas, Welding & Cutting Gas, Fire Extinguishers - Helium tanks for a fee)
Sims Metal Management 358 Schuylkill River Road Bridgeport, PA 19405 Phone: 610-272-8621 http://www.simsmm.com/ Office Hours: M-F: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tanks must be cut in half to eliminate a non-flammable gasexplosion when shred. *CAUTION: It is not recommended cutting or puncturing any type of tank even if it is considered empty due to a possible explosion and injury.