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.

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.

For a list of retailers selling and and refilling 1 lb. propane cylinders in your area, visit the ReFuelYourFun website.

ReFuel Your Fun is administered by the California Product Stewardship Council. Check out this fact sheet for more information on ReFuel your Fun. For mor einformation, go to www.ReFuelYourFun.org or contact: [email protected]

Are you a business and want to start offering reusable 1 lb. propane cylinders and/or refill/exchanges services to your customers? Wonderful, we’re here to help! You can purchase reusables from Flame King to sell in your store, or if you have propane on site you can also refill or exchange them. You simply need a forklift cylinder and the Flame King Adapter to do so. You can contact Flame King directly or complete the form on the ReFuelYourFun website to reach out. Please email [email protected] if you start offering reusables so we can promote you and add you to our map of participating locations!

*Estimate provided by Kamps