Choose Refillables

$ave Money & the Environment



The Problem – Disposables

  • In North America, 40 million disposable one-pound propane cylinders are used and tossed out each year.
  • Empty cylinders are often disposed of improperly in landfills, dumpsters, household trash, campsites, on the roadside or in recycling containers.
  • Dangerous and expensive to recycle and dispose.




The Solution – Refillables

  • Refillables save money and hassle. 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.


The following locations currently offer refillable propane cylinders for purchase, refill or exchange in Santa Cruz County.

Freedom Ace Hardware
1820 Freedom Boulevard
Freedom, CA 95019
Watsonville Ace Hardware
1056 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076
Watsonville Ace Hardware
451 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
UC Santa Cruz Recreation
OPERS East Field House
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

If you don’t see your favorite retailer listed, ASK them to participate in Refuel Your Fun by selling refillables!

Refuel Your Fun is made possible in Santa Cruz County by a grant from CalRecycle.