Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Helium Tanks

In garbage

Empty helium tanks 5-gallons or smaller can go in the garbage:

  • Turn the valve all the way to the left to release remaining helium.
  • Avoid extra charges – Tank should fit in your bin with the lid closed.
  • Don’t exceed the weight limits printed on your bin.

Drop-off locations

Check with your supplier for return and refill options.

For tanks larger than 5-gallons or commercial cylinders, refer to information printed on the tank for instructions on recycling or exchange options.

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