You are here: Home Helium Tanks

Helium Tanks

To dispose of helium tanks, do the following:

  1. Open valve completely to release any residual pressure in tank.
  2. Unscrew and remove nozzle by hand or with a wrench.
  3. Write “EMPTY” on the tank in permanent marker.
  4. Take tank to a steel recycling center or place with curbside recycling pickup. If necessary, dispose with trash.

Updated 10-16-18

Join Our Informative Elists

SWANCC offers several options to be informed of upcoming collection events and information for educators, organizations and businesses.

Sign up today

Contact SWANCC

Contact SWANCC with your recycling and
waste reduction questions.

Transfer Station

3 Providence Way, DesPlaines

M-F | 6 am - 4 pm
Sat | 6 am - 12 pm

You are here: Home Helium Tanks