Ask the Mayor: Where Can I Dispose of a Propane Tank with a Broken Valve?

April 19, 2015, 1:54 PM HST · Updated April 27, 9:05 AM
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Propane tank. Debra Lordan photo.

Propane tank. Debra Lordan photo.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Dear Mayor:

Q: Where can I dispose of an empty propane tank that has a broken valve? It cannot be safely refilled.

Businesses that refill propane will only take it if I buy a new one from them and I do not need another one. Mahalo.

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A: You should bring the tank to the upcoming Household Hazardous Household Waste Collection event taking place Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2015. Household materials that can be disposed of for free include oil-based paints, solvents, antifreeze, pesticides, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, thermometers, old medication, aerosols, and yes, unwanted propane tanks with a broken valve.

Please note that an appointment is required, and you must pre-disclose the materials you want to bring, or they may be rejected at the collection site. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call the contractor, EnviroServices, at (855) 325-3222. Once you receive an appointment, the location for the collection will be provided. Commercial hazardous waste cannot be accepted at this event, but businesses can call EnviroServices at (808) 839-7222 to schedule a commercial waste pickup.

Want to Ask the Mayor?

Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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