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Disposing of Fire Extinguishers

How to properly dispose of a fire extinguisher
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If you need to dispose of a household fire extinguisher please consider taking your fire extinguisher to a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection program. Please click on the Mercer Countys Recycling and Hazardous Materials link

If you cannot attend a HHW collection program you may put it in the trash provided: · You release any pressure contained in the canister by shooting a small amount into a trash bag. Next let the canister sit for a few days, making sure the pressure has been released. Once you are confident there is no longer any pressure, dispose in a trash bag in your regular garbage.

 If there is any question of how to dispose of a fire extinguisher, either pressurized or not, contact the Department of Emergency and Safety Services at 609-497-7637. 

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