ReFuel Your Fun

Disposables – The Problem

  • Disposables are dangerous. When “empty,” disposable cylinders often still contain a small amount of gas, posing a danger to sanitation workers due to the risk of explosions and resulting fires. Because of the danger involved, they cost millions of dollars to recycle and dispose of properly.
  • Disposables are expensive when you realize that 80% of the price you pay is for the packaging! In short, you’re paying more for the packaging than for the actual gas!
  • Every year in North America, 40 million disposable 1 lb. propane cylinders are used, with over four million in California alone.* Because of limited, expensive recycling options, the empty cylinders are often disposed of improperly in landfills, dumpsters, household trash, campsites, on the roadside or in recycling containers.

*Estimate provided by Kamps Propane based on annual cylinder production data and population data.

Refillables – The Solution

  • Refillables save money. A simple refill costs approximately $2.25 because you only pay for the gas and filling service, not the container!
  • Refillables can last up to 12 years and can be refilled hundreds of times.
  • Refillables reduce the impact on landfills and the environment.

ReFuel Your Fun was developed by local government agencies and other partners through a grant from CalRecycle. ReFuel Your Fun is administered by the California Product Stewardship Council.

 

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