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Re: [greenyes] Recycle Site for Used Propane Tanks


Well now, isn't this a perfect candidate for EPR -- extended producer responsibility?

Why should local and state agencies have to be responsible for figuring out what to do with these products -- let alone providing the solution?

If the companies that market these propane tanks were required to charge a deposit and issue a refund for tanks that are returned to an authorized agent (of the Brand-owner's choice) then they could be discharged safely and handled appropriately by someone who knows what they're doing.

H.

If we keep picking up after the Throw-Away Society, it will never learn how to pick up after itself.



At 11:14 AM 6/29/2004, O'Shaughnessy, Trevor wrote:
The containers are made of metal,
and can be recycled by metal processor, however, in order to make this
option possible the containers need to be cut in half or punctured in some
way. At this time none of the sites have the capabilities of doing this.

I have heard about equipment for recycling aerosol cans that
curbside programs are using. Are their particular vendors or service
providers within the state providing this service? Can a state facility
participate in a local program or would they be considered a commercial
generator?

I know, what ever the solution, several other locations would be
interested in learning about proper recycling opportunities for this
material.

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