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What can I do with used gas bottles in France?

The best step is to take the bottle back for recycling at a shop that sells the same brand, or most local tips - 'déchetteries' - will take them

5 May 2021

For information about how to identify the make of a gas bottle and a local seller of the brand, you can visit France Gaz Liquides online Pic: kobitriki / Pixabay

By Liv Rowland

The first possibility is simply to take them to a local tip – déchetterie. Not all, however, accept empty gas bottles (bouteilles de gaz) so we advise you to check the council’s website or phone the tip to ask first.

Otherwise, the gas sector in France recommends that you take the bottle into a shop that sells that specific brand so it can be recycled for reuse.

You may even get a reimbursement of part of the price you paid if you have a bulletin de consignation that you kept from the original purchase.

If in doubt, there is more information about how to identify the make of the bottle and a local seller of the brand at the France Gaz Liquides.

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