I have recently bought a property and in the cellar store was an empty PRIMUS...
I have recently bought a property and in the cellar store was an empty PRIMUS Propane LPG (low pressure gas) cylinder about 30cm high and in very good condition.
I asked a well informed Finnish neighbour how shall I dispose of this cylinder correctly and he suggested I take it to a Filling Station, such as Neste or Shell where they sell this type of product. So I took my LPG Cylinder to a Neste filling station, but the staff said they would not accept the cylinder unless I was buying a replacement.
Now any LPG cylinder will eventually reach the end of its service life and I have always believed it is the responsibility of the supplier to arrange disposal, but with LPG Cylinders this does not appear to be the case.
As a Helsinki resident, without a car, how do you suggest I correctly dispose of my empty Propane LPG cylinder??
Lpg cylinders with their valves still intact are categorized as hazardous waste and should be disposed in a waste collection center such as the HSL Sortti-stations. Since the Lpg-canister in question is considered as household waste, a store selling them isn't required to collect or dispose the canisters.
For a household with no car, you can use public transports. The two Sortti-stations in Helsinki are in Kivikonlaita 5, 00940 HELSINKI and Betonitie 3, 00390 HELSINKI. The appropriate buses that go there can be found from the HSL site: http://www.hsl.fi/EN/Pages/default.aspx
More information on hazardous waste and waste disposal can be found from these links: