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Propane is used daily by hundreds of thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast, from heating homes, drying crops, powering forklifts to transporting children to school.
The health and safety of customers and employees are vital to the propane industry.
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Safety / Barbecue
Propane cylinders should never be thrown in household garbage or recycling containers for roadside pick-up!
If your refillable propane cylinder has expired, or is rusted, dented or otherwise damaged, it can no longer be filled. These cylinders must be requalified or disposed of and recycled through the appropriate channels.
Even when you think it is empty, a propane cylinder will still contain some residual propane. Whether you plan to requalify or recycle it, cylinders should always be handled safely and with care.
Check out the the listing for cylinder disposal resources in your province.
In most parts of Canada, provinces and municipalities make household hazardous waste collection facilities available to businesses and households.
In many cases, gas stations and retailers who sell new cylinders and outlets that refill propane cylinders will take back expired cylinders, particularly if you purchase a new one. However, this is not mandated and is at the discretion of the retailer.
Manufacturers such as Coleman and Bernzomatic distribute one-pound, nonrefillable cylinders for use by campers and tradespeople. While handy, these single-use cylinders cause collection and disposal issues for provincial parks and municipalities.
In Canada, refillable propane cylinders must be replaced or inspected and requalified by a Transport Canada approved requalifier every 10 years. It’s against the law to fill an expired or damaged cylinder. (Note: Select the “External Visual” cylinder requalification method for propane cylinders).
Cylinders are regulated by Transport Canada and bear a TC approved stamp on the collar. Marks are stamped onto the collar of cylinders identifying the original date of manufacture and any subsequent re-testing dates. See the CPA fact sheet on Propane Cylinder Markings for more details.
There are a few things to consider to keep your family and your home as safe as possible, whether you are experiencing an icy storm, a devastating flood, a rare tornado or a fierce wildfire. The key is to be prepared.
PORTABLE CYLINDER STORAGE
Store and handle portable cylinders, such as barbecue cylinders, in an upright position, away from heat or sources of ignition, and in a secure, well-ventilated outdoor area.
Do not place your cylinder in household garbage or recycling containers. Contact your local propane provider for disposal options.