Single-use 1 lb. Propane Cylinders
Single-use cylinders are dangerous. When “empty,” single-use 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.
Single-use cylinders 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 single-use 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.
Reusable 1 lb. Propane Cylinders
Reusables save money because you only pay for the gas and filling service, not the container!
Reusables can last up to 10 years and can be refilled hundreds of times.
Reusables reduce the impact on landfills and the environment.
While adapters and refill kits are sold in the U.S., we do not endorse refilling 1 lb. propane cylinders at home. It is safe when done by a professional.