Please do not bring helium tanks to Household Hazardous Waste collections.
Extreme caution should be used when handling any type of tank. Tanks contain a pressurized gas and explosions can occur if thrown in the trash or recycling container even when they are considered empty. Tanks with a pressure relief valve should also be handled with the same caution. For the disposal of helium tanks the following businesses will accept them for a fee.
John S. Posen, Inc. (Welding Supply Store)
1214 West Skippack Pike
Center Square, PA 19422
Office Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00am to 4:30pm
(Accepts: Propane, Medical Gas, Welding & Cutting Gas, Fire Extinguishers - Helium tanks for a fee)
Morello Inc. Towing & Metal Recycling
401 E. Wood Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Tanks accepted for a fee.
Sims Metal Management
358 Schuylkill River Road
Bridgeport, PA 19405
Office Hours: M-F: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sims requires tanks be cut in half to eliminate a non-flammable gas explosion when shred.
***CAUTION: Possible explosion and injury could occur by cutting or puncturing any type of tank and is not recommended even when a tank is considered empty.***