Propane Tanks Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Hazardous Waste You can exchange empty 5 gallon propane tank at any Blue Rhino propane tank station within the Town of Truckee (see list of stations below). CVS Drugs 11411 Deerfield Drive | 530-587-5775Map & Directions Donner Park 76 Gas Station12373 Donner Pass Road | 530-587-7600Map & Directions Truckee Shell 10278 Hwy 89 South | 530-587-3853Map & Directions Do Not Tamper With If you are waiting to dispose of a tank, store them outside and upright with their caps on tight. Write empty on the container, and do not try to remove the valve. Especially Hazardous if Not Empty A propane tank is still pressurized and can explode or start a fire if it’s not entirely empty. Propane can also be damaging to your health if touched or inhaled, so any tank that is not empty must be disposed of as hazardous waste. Use Up Completely Empty propane tanks are less likely to injure people, because the tank is not pressurized with propane gas. Alternative Ways to Recycle AmeriGas Offers Free Tank Disposal You can dispose of propane tanks by returning them to AmeriGas. Find an AmeriGas office. Fees may apply.