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Sports Basement's refillable propane canisters!

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). Here’s a quick breakdown of how we’ve helped the planet since we started the exchange program (and we’re only gettin’ started):

  • 32,000 canisters kept out of landfills
  • over $115,000 saved by our customers
  • 21,000 FREE refills
  • 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 get free refills at any Sports Basement!


    • William says...

      This is a great bargain and great for the environment. I’ve used the Coleman throw-away canisters for 35 years, now finally an alternative. Kudos to SB, this is why I shop there. The “other” big box outdoor store should take notice.

      On July 18, 2017
    • Steve says...

      This is wonderful. I tried one and it works with my car camping stove. I’ll be by for a couple of more tanks.

      Some companies make adapters to go from propane to butane connectors. Remember propane (heavier than air) is an outdoor/good ventilation area fuel.

      On July 13, 2017
    • Jessica @ SB says...

      Jay: Sadly there are no Jetboil-style refillable propane canisters as of yet (that we’ve found, at least). Rest assured it’s on our list!
      Susan: The canisters we’re offering are a specific variety that are unique in that they are able to be refilled (most aren’t). So, we can’t refill your existing propane canisters. Take a look at the product page for more info!

      On May 16, 2017
    • Susan says...

      Are these the small camping g canisters, or the large BBQ canisters? And can we refill with canisters that were not bought at your store, prior to this promotion.

      On May 07, 2017
    • Jackie Bolin says...

      You guys rock! It is so refreshing to find a company that puts it’s money where it’s mouth is…in this case BBQ gas!!! Yum. Thank you for all your good work.

      On May 05, 2017

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