How do I dispose of a fire extinguisher?

The Westford Fire Department does not inspect, recharge, or accept fire extinguishers for recycling.

Some fire extinguishers can be inspected and recharged by a certified fire equipment dealer. We have no affiliation or recommendations for any local fire equipment dealers or services. You can find one by doing a web search for "fire extinguisher recharging" or "fire extinguisher recharging near me".

Some lower cost fire extinguishers made of plastic or aluminum cannot be serviced or recharged.

Some fire extinguisher makers will have information on their website or within the product manual on proper disposal. Other companies will refer you to your local fire department for more information.

If you're a Westford Resident, we ask that you go to the Westford Recycling Commission and check out their guide to "How to Recycle Most Everything".

Questions? Give us a call. 978-399-2345

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