Recycle for Scotland

What to do with gas canisters?

09 APR 20 | 1 minute read

Yep. Don’t say we’re not thorough. We’ve even got tips on gas canisters. They’re actually re-usable, so we think they’re top, as we all know re-usable is much better than recyclable. 

Household recycling collection

not currently recycled

Please don’t put gas canisters in your wheelie bin or in the containers at your household waste recycling centre as they may explode if they are crushed.

Household waste recycling centre (HWRC)

not currently recycled

Contact your local council to check if they accept gas bottles at your local recycling centre. If they do accept them, ask staff at the recycling centre where they should be left so they can be stored safely before being reused.

Other recycling collections

Recycling facilities exist

Many retailers and suppliers of gas bottles will allow you to return your gas bottle once used. They are refilled and used again and again.

For Calor Gas Bottles, you can exchange online or at a local retailer. Find out more on their website.

SodaStream offers a gas exchange service for empty cylinders.

Recycling is constantly evolving and changing so check back for updates or try our recycling locator to find out what you can recycle at home and where you can recycle or pass on unwanted items in your local area.