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
Large tanks exceeding 10 gallons are accepted at:
- Puhi Metals with a $40 fee for valve removal and disposal. Call 245-6919 for location and hours of operation.
- Airgas with a $91 fee for valve removal and disposal. If you purchase a new tank at Airgas, the fee is waived. Call 245-6766 for location and hours of operation.
Residentially generated tanks without valves should be
taken to the Puhi Metals Recycling Facility.
Note that valve removal should only be done by licensed professionals.
Commercial haulers are required to dispose of tanks at the Puhi Metals
Recycling Facility. Propane Tanks of all sizes are accepted for a
fee beginning May, 15 2017 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.
Airgas with a $91 fee for valve removal and disposal. If you purchase a new tank at Airgas, the fee is waived.
Home Depot (632-2740) will take your old 5 gallon tank free of charge with
the purchase of a new tank. They will take tanks in any condition. Call for details.