'Don't just dump them': Fisherman finds empty gas cylinders

IT WASN'T a cod, bream or flathead Tasman Kleingeld caught while fishing at Auckland Creek over the weekend, but four dumped and empty gas cylinders bogged in the mud.

The worker has only been in Gladstone for a year, and while he doesn't know where gas cylinders can be dumped here, he knows it certainly isn't in the waterways.
 

Gladstone man Tasman Kleingeld found four gas cylinders dumped during a fish trip at Auckland Creek. Photos: Tasman Kleingeld.
Gladstone man Tasman Kleingeld found four gas cylinders dumped during a fish trip at Auckland Creek. Photos: Tasman Kleingeld.

"A lot of workers new to town like me probably don't know where to take them," he said.

"But you don't just dump them."

Mr Kleingeld said he took them to the 24 hour Puma service station on the Dawson highway.

Gladstone man Tasman Kleingeld found four gas cylinders dumped during a fish trip at Auckland Creek. Photos: Tasman Kleingeld.
Gladstone man Tasman Kleingeld found four gas cylinders dumped during a fish trip at Auckland Creek. Photos: Tasman Kleingeld.

"I think it's important to know where you can take them," he said.

"Just so that we see less of them dumped around town, to keep our fishing spots and town clean."

WHERE YOU CAN TAKE YOUR CYLINDERS:

Pressurised gas cylinders cannot be disposed of in garbage trucks or at landfills, as they present a danger when compacted.

Therefore they must be collected separately.

Kwik Gas Cylinder Exchange Service:

This is a national cylinder swap service, where you swap your empty cylinder for a new or refurbished filled one. Retail locations are across Gladstone in selected service stations such as Caltex, Mobil, Shell BP and Bunnings Warehouse.

Swap 'n' Go:

Swap any Large, Medium or Camper BBQ Gas Bottle at Caltex, Mobil, BP, Shell or Bunnings. Diving tanks should be returned to the manufacturer, most likely via dive centres or re-fillers.

Household type gas cylinders (eg: LPG, fire extinguishers, CFC, small size industrial cylinders) may be accepted in household chemical collections in your area.

  1. Drop off Facility - Gladstone Waste Management Centre
  2. Drop off Facility - Benaraby Landfill
  3. Drop off Facility - Rosedale Waste Transfer Station
  4. Drop off Facility - Gladstone Transfer Station

If your business participates in gas bottle swap off's or disposals, let us know and we will add you to the list.



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