Fire Extinguishers

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
    Phone: 781-878-7599
  • MetroSouth Fire Equipment
    27 Maple Avenue
    Holbrook, MA 02343
    Phone: 781-767-4260

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.