Fire extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers are a device used to extinguish or control small fires.  For more information on fire safety contact the New Zealand Fire Service or visit



Did you know that good condition empty fire extinguishers can be pressure tested and refilled. Contact the below listed organisations for more information:


Empty fire extinguishers can be recycled.

How do I recycle it?
  • Ensure that the extinguisher is completely empty
  • Do not pierce, crush or flatten
  • Drop off to appropriate facility


Where do I recycle it?



Yellow fire extinguishers or Halon extinguishers are illegal to possess and use on a fire as they contain emissions that harm the ozone layer.  Return these extinguishers to your local fire station for appropriate disposal.