The cost to refill some extinguisher’s like Dry Powder is approximately the same as buying a new one in Australia due to importing materials, labour costs, warehousing costs and speciality machinery. Majority of fire companies now choose to send these units back, normally at a cost to China. Some local governments will allow dumping of a fire extinguisher, yet many wont due to the fire extinguisher being a pressurized unit.
What are your options for the fire extinguishers that are damaged and can’t go back to be scrapped and refilled? The local tip, however, as a throwaway society, FCF is doing its best to upcycle some of these old extinguishers. Get in contact with FCF to handle the safe and environmentally friendly disposal of fire extinguishers.