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BBQs and Gas Canisters

Posted on 2 August 2019

We’ve had reports of BBQs and gas canisters being put into recycling and rubbish bins. This is extremely dangerous for our staff working at our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) and Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT). BBQs which haven’t been disposed of properly can cause fires and gas canisters are explosive. So please don’t put these in your recycling or rubbish bin!

Gas bottles can be taken to your local HWRS. These will be returned to the issuing company and refilled for further use. Gas bottles must not exceed 15kg in size.

Alternatively, you can return it to the place where you purchased the bottle. If you do not know where that was, there will be a name of the type of gas on the bottle and you can return it to a local dealer of that gas e.g. Calor.

Disposable BBQs/hot coals must be FULLY extinguished.

It is advised to wait at least 48 hours before wrapping the cold coals in aluminium foil and disposing of them in the general waste.

Alternatively cold and fully extinguished BBQs can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Site. Please ask for assistance from a member of staff on site regarding their safe disposal.