Helium Tanks 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 Helium Tanks Check with your supplier for return and refill options. Tanks of helium gas (such as for blowing up balloons) cannot be recycled. They can be emptied and discarded as garbage. Helium gas does not pose a fire hazard (unlike propane and oxygen) ACCEPTABLE DISPOSAL Reusing an item is always one of the best options when considering disposal of an item. This item may be disposed at a garbage drop off location such as a landfill or transfer station.