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Gas bottles and cylinders

Find out how to reuse and recycle gas bottles and cylinders.

Disposal and reuse

You should return gas cylinders to the agent or company that you purchased them from for reuse or disposal. Find out more on the Liquid Gas website.


You can bring most domestic gas bottles to Suffolk Recycling Centre. Please see site staff who will store the bottle safely.

For smaller gas cylinders used for portable stoves, see "Camping gas bottles". 

Nitrous Oxide Canisters

Small or large nitrous oxide canisters should be taken to recycling centres and disposed of with gas cylinders on site.

Acetylene Gas Cylinders

These gas cylinders are not accepted at any our recycling centres. You should return these cylinders back to the company you purchased them from for reuse or disposal

Please DO NOT place these items in your rubbish or recycling bins as they can explode when crushed and be dangerous for staff dealing with waste and recycling.