Dispose of a fire extinguisher.

Fire ExtinguisherFire extinguishers should be disposed of properly and not thrown in with regular household garbage.  Fire extinguishers have pressure stored inside and can explode under certain conditions. 

Most fire extinguisher service companies, which can be found in the yellow pages under fire extinguishers, will dispose of an old extinguisher.  However, there may be a disposal charge.  In many circumstances the fire extinguisher company will dispose of an outdated extinguisher if an individual is purchasing a new one at the same time.

Another option is to contact the Halton Region Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) depot at the regional land fill site to see if they accept them.  

If you require additional information, please send us an email to firedepartment@burlington.ca or phone (905) 637-9536.

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