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Fire extinguishers

Recycle at home

Fire extinguishers are classified as hazardous waste and need to be disposed of carefully.

Most larger Recycling Centres accept them for disposal. For safety reasons, local authorities usually ask for the handles to be securely taped together or the safety pin to be in place. CO2 types should have the swivel horn in place or a blanking plate fitted.

Contact your local authority for advice or find your nearest hazardous waste disposal service below.

Find your nearest hazardous waste disposal service

If you live in England or Wales, you can enter your postcode on the GOV.UK website to find your nearest local hazardous waste disposal service.

If you live in Scotland, visit the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) for more information.

For Northern Ireland residents, visit the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs website.

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