Expired or Discharged Household Fire Extinguishers

The Skokie Fire Department does not service, refill or dispose of fire extinguishers.


Manufacturer


Contact the product manufacturer to see if there is a recycling program in effect. Fire extinguishers are under pressure, and have the potential to explode in combination with some materials. They cannot be discarded curb side and are not accepted at Household Chemical Waste collections.

The following are recycling options for fire extinguishers.

Chicago Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility


Accepts small fire extinguishers, small non-refillable cylinders (NRCs) and propane tanks for BBQ grills. This facility accepts many additional items for recycling. Operated by the City of Chicago and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). Residential waste only (no business or commercial sector waste). See site for details. The location is:
Chicago Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility
1150 N North Branch Street
Chicago, IL 60642

Hours
  • Tuesdays: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • 1st Saturday of month: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Henrichsen's Fire and Safety Equipment Company


Fire extinguishers may be dropped off for recycling at a charge of $4 per item. Located at:
Henrichsen's Fire and Safety Equipment Company
563 N Wolf Road
Wheeling, IL 60090
Phone:847-459-7877
Henrichsen's Fire and Safety Equipment Company website


U.S. Fire and Safety Equipment Company


Recharges fire extinguishers; also recycles at a cost of $3 per extinguisher. Located at:
U.S. Fire and Safety Equipment Company
6542 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 773-763-4422