ReFuel Your Fun - Reusable Propane Cylinder
Check out this great video that explains why switching to reusable 1lb. cylinders is important.
The City of Palo Alto is hosting a 1-pound propane cylinder exchange program for residents to reduce the waste created by single use canisters.
How it works:
- Residents will receive a program voucher in their April utility bill insert.
- Fill out your voucher with the requested information. We will need this information for program metrics and auditing purposes. Please have your voucher filled out before you come to exchange your cylinder to ensure a smooth process.
- Bring your empty, single-use, disposable 1-pound propane cylinder and voucher to the HHW Station (during HHW Station hours) and exchange it for a full, refillable cylinder.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Station
Location: 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto
Hours: Every Saturday 9am – 11am, First Friday of the month 3pm – 5pm
There is a limit of 1 free reusable cylinder per household. Cylinders will be available for exchange April 1st – June 30th while supplies last. Please note that vouchers will expire June 30th, 2019.
For more information about this program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 496-5910.
Retailers In or Near Palo Alto
George's Fuel & Auto Repair - Sunnyvale
996 W. Evelyn Ave., Sunnyvale
Sells, refills and exchanges cylinders
Sports Basement - Sunnyvale
1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale
Sells and exchanges cylinders
(free exchange for members)
For more locations, visit RefuelYourFun
Every year, 40 million single-use 1-pound propane cylinders are discarded in North America. Improper disposal of these cylinders leads to costly accidents during waste collection and creates litter in recreational areas. Over 20,000 cylinders per year litter Yosemite National Park alone, posing a risk for wildfires.
Benefits of reusable cylinders:
- Reduces millions of pounds of metal packaging waste, reducing the impact on landfills and the environment.
- Refillable propane cylinders can be used hundreds of times and have a lifespan of up to 12 years.
- Save money by purchasing the gas, not the packaging.
Using reusables is a form of waste reduction and is better than recycling. It conserves natural resources, saves money, and will help our community reach its Zero Waste and climate protection goals.
Read more about the campaign at refuelyourfun.org.