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I’ve heard that people are exchanging tanks after filling them with anhydrous ammonia for use in methamphetamine production.

At Blue Rhino, we recycle millions of propane tanks each year, striving to ensure that they can be used safely in America’s backyards. Our state of the art production processes include multiple steps where we inspect, test, and leak check each and every tank we receive.

As a part of that, our staff of propane professionals is trained on how to identify a propane tank that may have been used in methamphetamine production. Watching for these tanks is part of our process. If we do encounter a tank that we suspect has been used in that manner, we immediately contact hazardous materials response units to properly dispose of the tank.

We encounter a very, very low amount of tanks used in meth production – just a handful out of millions each year. More than likely, anyone engaged in an illegal activity like that will be reluctant to bring their tanks to an exchange center.

By far the vast majority of propane tanks do what they are intended to do, which is to provide safe fuel for outdoor fun.

Grillers can feel confident that when they need gas for their grill or other propane appliance, Blue Rhino is not only a convenient choice but also a safe choice.

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For further assistance, please call our Customer Care Center at 1.800.BLU.RINO.

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