Home fire extinguishers may be disposed of in your regular trash once the pressure in the canister has been released. Consider this an opportunity to train and familiarize yourself in the use of a portable fire extinguisher. In an outside, open area, release the contents of the extinguisher using the acronym PASS:
- Pull the Pin
- Aim the Nozzle
- Squeeze the trigger
- Sweep from side to side
Once you have expelled all of the contents of the extinguisher and the cylinder is not charged it may be thrown away into the regular trash. If you are not comfortable with expelling the agent, the extinguishers may be brought to the fire department for disposal.
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