Gas Canisters Return to Material Guide Home Search Recycling MenuRecycling Hub My Services Material Guide Household Items Construction & Demolition Electronics Fabric Food & Packaging Glass & Ceramics Hazardous Items Metal Paper Plastic Vehicle Related Wood Yard Waste Our Containers Plastics Acceptable Not Acceptable Collection Reminders External Links Top 10 Problems Recycle Coach Deposit Return What Becomes What Collection Reminders Extra Resources Gas Canisters Empty gasoline cans smaller than five gallons may be placed in your garbage can. Leave the lid off of empty gasoline containers for two to three days prior to putting them in the garbage. Empty gasoline cans are not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste facilities. Empty metal gas containers may be taken to scrap metal companies that take empty underground storage tanks. Look in the Yellow Pages of the phone book under "Scrap Metal Recyclers." ACCEPTABLE DISPOSAL Reusing an item is always one of the best options when considering disposal of an item. This item may be disposed at curbside in your regular waste collection program. This item may be disposed at a garbage drop off location such as a landfill or transfer station.