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Recycle CO2 cartridges?(6 posts)

Recycle CO2 cartridges?MeDotOrg
Jun 27, 2001 9:32 AM
I was riding in a park near dusk last week when I ran over a CO2 cartridge someone had discarded in the road.

I'm wondering what all the CO2 pump users do with their cartridges. Can you recycle them?
they can be recycled but i'm not sure where/how/who...Haiku d'état
Jun 27, 2001 1:05 PM
please post if you find out. i'd be interested in where...i have a few of 'em laying around myself.

a basic web search did not turn up anything.
re: Recycle CO2 cartridges?Cima Coppi
Jun 27, 2001 1:33 PM
I have been wondering about this as well. I could not find anything on the web, but I think it would be well advised to contact the cartridge manufacturer and see what information they have to offer. I'll let you know if I come up with anything.

For the environmentally conscious...Kristin
Jun 27, 2001 2:00 PM
I asked my LBS about this and was told that since they can't be refilled, there's no recycling. I don't believe that they're the right kind of metal for regular recycling either. Does anyone know what the casing is made of?? The road side is definately not the proper place to dispose of ones trash. I hate when people do this. It was an extra 1/4 ounce that the person was carrying before, what did they gain by leaving it behind, I wonder???
re: Recycle CO2 cartridges?LC
Jun 27, 2001 2:26 PM
Probally can't recycle them, but you can at least stick them in your pocket until you see a trash can.
They're just steeljw25
Jun 28, 2001 10:11 AM
so put them in with your aluminum and "tin" cans.
I've seen a number on the roadside rusting away, and around here, you can never tell if they're from cyclists or bb guns (ah, the joys of Pennsyltucky).
Hope the cart. didn't do any damage when you hit it.