Gas bottles

For health and safety reasons, our recycle centres do not accept non-household gas bottles. Acceptable type (household) are listed below (quantities are restricted to five of each type, within a six month period).

  • Acceptable

    • Standard low pressure gas cyclinders, e.g. gas heaters cylinders
    • Small canisters (camping gas, soda stream or equivalent)
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Helium (party baloon type)

    Note: Calor Gas are currently offering £7.50 for empty/unwanted Calor Gas Bottles if returned directly to a Calor Centre.

  • Not acceptable

    • Refrigerant cylinders
    • Brewery cylinders
    • Medical cylinders including oxygen
    • Diving cylinders
    • Breathing apparatus
    • Acetylene/welding cylinders
    • Industrial high pressure cylinders
    • Industrical adhesive/froth packs
    • LPG auto gas tanks
    • Water purification tanks
    • Other unmarked cylinders where the content is unknown.

Cylinders remain the property of the gas company and should be returned to a local dealer, of the company owning the cylinder. Medical cylinders should be returned to the issuing Medical Centre.

The following four parent companies have responsibility for the majority of cylinders;

  • Calor Gas (Brooksight Ltd) Tel: 0207 731 1221
  • BP (Synergy Asset Services Ltd) Tel: 01304 827 277
  • Flogas Tel: 0845 6015176
  • BOC Tel: 0800 111333

Calor Gas are currently offering £7.50 for empty/unwanted Calor Gas Bottles if returned directly to a Calor Centre.

Cylinder retrieval south west (CRSW) collect bottles for a charge, Tel:07786 273782

For additional information see the Liquid Petroleum Gas Association website (cylinder retrieval).