There are several types of fire extinguishers.
RED Tank Containing CO2 (Carbon Dioxide)
If you have a RED tank containing CO2 (carbon dioxide), you may recharge it or turn it in for recycling at the following locations:
- Gorham Fire Appliance Co
288 Willard Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-472-5785 Gorham Fire Appliance website
- R E Lyons and Sons Fire Equipment
197 VFW Drive
Rockland, MA 02370
- MetroSouth Fire Equipment
27 Maple Avenue
Holbrook, MA 02343
Alternatively, you may discharge CO2 tanks outdoors, unscrew and remove the head, and recycle with scrap metal.
Red Tank Containing Dry Chemical
If you have a RED tank containing dry chemical (sodium bicarbonate or monoammonium phosphate), put on goggles and dust mask. Discharge contents outdoors, away from people, pets, and grass, aiming low, sweeping from side to side. Unscrew and remove the head and recycle with scrap metal.
Additional Types of Tanks
If you have any other type of tank, consult with the Fire Department. It is likely hazardous.