Propane tank collection is May 17 in Milford

The Milford Fire Department will collect propane tanks on Saturday, May 17.

The collection is for Milford residents only and proof of residency will be required. There is no cost for this collection.

The collection will take place at 55 Wheelers Farms Road, upper parking lot of Fire Station 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Following are the rules:

• Have proof of residency ready

• Tanks should be transported in an upright position

• Safety plug must be in place

• Preferable driver only transporting the tank(s)

• Valve must be in the closed position

• The city will take full, partially filled, and empty 20-pound tanks

• Do not vent the tank prior to transporting

• Tanks should be secured in place to prevent accidental tip-over

• Tanks should be transported with the vehicle windows open

• No smoking during the transport of the tank or in the drop off area

For more information, call the fire marshal's office at 203-874-6321.