Propane tanks with VALVES INTACT ONLY are accepted from residents free of
charge at the Hanalei, Kapaa, Lihue, and Hanapepe Refuse Transfer Stations.
Tanks sized from 16 oz. up to 10 gallons (40 pounds) are accepted for
recycling. Tanks exceeding 10 gallons (40 pounds) are not accepted at the Refuse
Transfer Stations. The Puhi Metals Recycling Facility (245-6919) will accept
tanks exceeding 10 gallons. There is a fee to remove valves. Note - do not
attempt to remove valves yourself. Valve removal should be conducted by trained
professionals only. Residentially generated tanks without valves should be
taken to the Puhi Metals Recycling Facility.
Commercial haulers are required to dispose of tanks at the Puhi Metals
Recycling Facility. Propane Tanks of all sizes are accepted free of charge at
the Puhi Metals Facility if the valve has been removed so that it can be
visually determined that there are absolutely no fluids contained within the
cylinder. Note - do not attempt to remove valves yourself. Valve removal should
be conducted by trained professionals only. Puhi Metals will accept tanks
with valves for a fee.
Home Depot (632-2740) will take your old 5 gallon tank free of charge with
the purchase of a new tank. They will take any condition tank. Call for details.