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Introducing refillable propane canisters!

Posted by Jessica Blomstrom on

Over 40 million disposable propane canisters are purchased, used, and discarded in the US every year. Even when they are recycled (a process which is incredibly expensive and difficult) it can be dangerous for sanitation workers if there's any gas left in the containers, which is incredibly common. On the contrary, refillable propane canisters are much more earth-friendly, much safer and much cheaper! 

We love the Earth and we love our customers, which is why we sell refillable propane canisters at cost (you pay what we pay). That's $10.80 for Basementeers, $12 for everyone else. Here’s a quick breakdown of how we’ve helped the planet since we started the exchange program (and we’re only gettin’ started):

  • 8,467 propane canisters purchased
  • 2,326 canisters exchanged
  • 10,800 canisters kept out of landfills
  • $12,793 saved by our customers
  • 1,058 gallons of propane safely filled into reusable canisters

Plus, we provide free propane refills to all Basementeers ($2 per fill up for non-Basementeers). Just bring in the empty refillable propane canister you purchased with us, and we'll give you a full one, no waiting necessary. It's that easy to say no to landfills and say yes to our planet!

The canister fits the same connections as a standard 16oz one, and is certified for 12 years. Free propane refills are for recreational use only.

Refillable Propane Canister

Flame King Filled New Canister
16.4 oz

Basementeers pay: $10.80!
Non-Basementeers pay: $12, MSRP: $14

Basementeers get free refills at any Sports Basement!


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18 comments


  • Hi Robert,
    If you purchased four you could definitely have them refilled at the same time for free as long as you’re a Basementeer!

    Erendira @ SB on

  • Hi Pam, our Novato, Berkeley, Bryant St., and Presidio stores all collect non-refillable propane canisters for recycling! Our Santa Rosa store collects only isobutane canisters for recycling as well.

    Erendira @ SB on

  • Any hints on what I should do to recycle or properly dispose of all the cheap non-refillable ones?

    pam on

  • What is the number of canisters that one could buy? If I should buy four can I have all four filled at one the same time?

    Robert Finley on

  • @Andrew, yes, they are compatible!

    Erendira @ SB on


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