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Omaha Recycling Guide

Fire Extinguishers

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

HA Fire Extinguisher

CAUTION: Household Hazardous Waste

DO NOT place this item in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container. DO NOT place this item in a garbage or waste cart. This item is considered Household Hazardous Waste and requires special handling.

Contact the City's special waste facility, UnderTheSink, for options to safely dispose of fire extinguishers. UnderTheSink accepts unwanted chemicals and special waste from households in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. More information and a list of items accepted at this facility can be found at:

HA Fire Extinguisher

Did You Know

Fire extinguishers are specially pressurized. If they are improperly disposed of, they have the potential to cause serious harm to workers and equipment, contamination, and fires.

Fire extinguisher canisters should ALWAYS be taken to a special handling facility for safe discharge and disposal, regardless of whether it is empty, expired, or has partial contents inside.