We are urging residents not to put used gas canisters in their household waste bin.
Even when emptied these canisters can contain explosive material which can cause fires in waste collection vehicles and injury to waste workers.
The canisters are common in households as they are used for camping and barbecues. With the warmer weather we have been experiencing lately, the number of barbecue gas canisters being found in household waste has gone up.
If you have an empty gas canister you may be able to refill it. If you do need to dispose of it please take it to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre at Buttermilk Lane, Duckmanton or Chesterfield Road, Stonegravels, Chesterfield.