Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Small Gas Canisters

Drop-off locations

Empty small backpacking-style isobutane fuel canisters (excluding green “Coleman” style propane canisters) can be dropped off for free at the MSR Repair Shop, in SODO, or at the Mountaineers Bookstore, in NE Seattle.

Empty small “Coleman” style canisters can be dropped off at a Recology Store. For more information visit or email Limits and fees may apply.

Hazardous – no charge

Small gas canisters with any amount of gas or butane must be taken to a household hazardous waste facility. No fee.

In garbage

Empty butane and gas canisters under 2-pounds can go in the garbage.

Decrease waste: Choose reusable items or donate to thrift stores.