Important Reminder From County Of Peterborough Not To Recycle Propane Cylinders

With camping season underway, the County of Peterborough wants to remind you that propane cylinders of all sizes must be taken to a household hazardous waste depot for disposal.

Recently, a camping-size propane cylinder was caught in the equipment at the recycling sorting facility and burst. Thankfully no one was injured but it is an important reminder not to place them in a Blue Box or garbage bag.

For information on depot locations and hours of operation, please visit the County of Peterborough website, or call the Waste Management Division at 705.775.2737.

If you're camping at an Ontario Parks location, make use of their Orange Drop bins to dispose of used propane cylinders. Check out this article on how they are able to divert 102,000 kg of cylinders from our landfills per year.

—post by Evan Holt

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