1. The first step is to remove the extinguishing agent (ABC powder, water, foam, CO2…) with the help of a special machine, it is very important to make sure that the extinguishing agent does not continue to be expelled.
Fire extinguisher recycling
At Llorens Isbert, we specialize in recycling expired fire extinguishers. The expiration of a fire extinguisher can be caused by various factors, such as the device’s lifespan (which is usually 20 years) or its effectiveness and safety when used. Regardless of its condition, we accept all types of expired fire extinguishers at our facility for recycling. We receive from any part of Spain and surroundings…
It is important to keep in mind that the use of expired or faulty fire extinguishers can be dangerous. When a fire extinguisher is not in optimal working condition, it may fail when needed or even cause damage to people or the environment. Additionally, they can cause fires to spread more quickly or be harder to control.
For these reasons, it is essential to dispose of expired fire extinguishers in an appropriate and responsible manner. At Llorens Isbert, we offer fire extinguisher recycling services to ensure safety and sustainability in the management of this type of waste.
How is the fire extinguishers recycling managed at Llorens Isbert?
2. Once the extinguisher is depressurised, its components (hoses, tubes, shell, etc.) are dismantled, separated and classified.
3. Finally, the remaining extinguishing agent is removed and the tank is left in a 100% recyclable state.
4. In order to complete the recycling process, we carry out and send the fire extinguisher recycling certificate.
What type of fire extinguishers do we recycle at Llorens Isbert?
If you still don’t know where to take expired extinguishers for recycling and what types of extinguishers can be recycled, we leave you with the following information table according to the type of fire:
Class A fire
Water extinguisher, powder chemical extinguisher, foam extinguisher
Effective fire extinguishers against fires in solid materials such as plastic, paper, cardboard, textiles, wood…
Class B fire
Chemical powder fire extinguisher, foam extinguisher, CO2 extinguisher
Effective extinguishers against fires in flammable liquid materials such as paints, oil, petrol, gasoline…
Class C fire
Powder chemical extinguisher, CO2 extinguisher
Effective fire extinguishers against flammable gases such as natural gas, butane, propane, hydrogen…
Class D fire
Special dry chemical powder fire extinguisher
Effective extinguishers against fires in combustible metals such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium, sodium…
Class K fire
Potassium acetate fire extinguisher
Effective extinguishers against fires in cooking oils and fats…
Powder chemical extinguisher, CO2 extinguisher, Halogenated extinguisher
Effective fire extinguishers for electronic / household appliances such as chargers, air conditioners, computers, electric cookers…