Extreme caution should always be used when handling any type of tank. Tanks contain a pressurized gas and explosions can occur if tanks are thrown in the trash or recycling even when they are considered empty. Tanks with a pressure relief valve should also be handled with caution and it is never recommended cutting or puncturing any type tank due to a possible explosion.
Helium tanks are not accepted at a household hazardous waste event. The following businesses will accept helium tanks for a fee.
Sims Metal Management
358 Schuylkill River Road
Bridgeport, PA 19405
Phone: 610-272-8621 http://www.simsmm.com/
M-F: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM NOTE: Tanks must be cut in half to eliminate a non-flammable gasexplosion when shred.
401 E. Wood Street
Norristown, PA 19404
Phone: 610-272-8046 Tanks accepted for a fee.