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How can I recycle MSR canisters?

Hi community,

First timer here. How can I recycle MSR Isopro canisters? Are they refillable? I live in NYC .

Thanks!

 

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@Minara - I looked into this once myself. According to my local recycler you have to puncture the cannister and then it can be recycled as "mixed metal".

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@Minara you may find this previous community thread on recycling propane and isopro canisters helpful!

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There are a couple different adapters you can get. One will allow you to refill a canister from another canister. Basically this allows you to take a few different “almost empty” canisters and transfer their contents into one so you’re not wasting fuel

the second adapter allows you to refill from a larger ISO bottle. 

Either way, though, you still end up with empty canisters. Refilling is more for economy than environment. Not a bad idea and if you get a large bottle to refill the smaller canisters, you do end up with fewer items heading to recycling. You just won’t reduce that much. 

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I was going to say what @Dad_Aint_Hip said, but he beat me to it!

I use this adapter all the time to empty out a partial can to another.

I even made a short video a few years ago, https://youtu.be/BtaUmcpgNVc

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A "shout out" to Gunny for pointing me to these processes