Stove Fuels are used as the fuel source for camping stoves and
lanterns. Stove Fuels can contain white gas, butane,
isobutene or some other type of gas blend, depending on stove size and
your fuel preference. Stove fuels are mostly found at the UVM
Stove Fuels are flammable. The fuel in the canisters are liquid gas or
pressurized gas in small canisters or cylinders. Empty stove
fuel canisters cannot go into the regular trash
because they are
pressurized. The metal can be recycled only if the pressure
released and the container is completely empty.
Disposal at UVM
Empty Stove Fuel canisters are collected by UVM Environmental Safety
staff. Please call
656-5400 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
for a pickup.
Environmental Safety staff remove the pressure nozzle of the
canister so that the empty metal
canister can then be recycled safely as scrap metal.
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