Can I make money by scrapping propane tanks?

by admin on November 2, 2010

I have about 15 propane tanks and I was wondering if I could scrap them for money, and if so how much could I get per tank?

I would not recommend you try to make any holes in any propane tanks, a lot of folks have died trying that one.
First off, it would depend on the type of tank and condition it is in, if these are the old 25 pound tanks with the old style valve, you might just call a scrap yard near you, we have one here that will take about anything including old 25 pound propane tanks, they have a machine that punches a hole in the tank under water somehow and then they throw them into a big shredder with water inside and run them through the scrap price is pretty low now so don’t expect to get very much for them, but cheaper than paying to throw them away any other way..

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jeff c November 2, 2010 at 7:52 am

you have to knock a fist size hole in them make 45-70 a ton depends on your area
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Barney G November 2, 2010 at 8:23 am

I would not recommend you try to make any holes in any propane tanks, a lot of folks have died trying that one.
First off, it would depend on the type of tank and condition it is in, if these are the old 25 pound tanks with the old style valve, you might just call a scrap yard near you, we have one here that will take about anything including old 25 pound propane tanks, they have a machine that punches a hole in the tank under water somehow and then they throw them into a big shredder with water inside and run them through the scrap price is pretty low now so don’t expect to get very much for them, but cheaper than paying to throw them away any other way..
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Linda101 November 2, 2010 at 9:02 am

I am here in GA and they do not except Propane tanks to recycle evewn whith hole knocked in the only Freon whith them cut in half.
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