Disposal of expired residential fire extinguishers

In the past few weeks we have been approached by members of the public who have been advised to dispose of fire extinguishers at their local fire station. Please be aware that we do not offer this service.

We have provided some guidance on how to deal with your fire extinguishers below.

 

 

 

Will the fire service check my fire extinguisher?

No. We do not check fire extinguishers, but Contractors with BAFE (British Association of Fire Equipment) registration will provide an accredited service.

https://www.bafe.org.uk/

The Fire Extinguisher is full but has passed its expiration date

If the fire extinguisher is full and has passed its operational manufacture date you should call the manufacturer for advice. The details of the manufacturer should be on a sticker located on the canister.

Can I use it before I dispose of it?

We would recommend you not to use it due to the potential effects different types of fire extinguishers can have on the environment and also your health.

Where can I purchase a new one?

Many DIY stores sell fire extinguishers, but advice from a competent person with BAFE (British Association of Fire Equipment) registration will provide an accredited service.

Where can I take my fire extinguisher to be disposed of?