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Regional District of North Okanagan Offers $25 Rebate for Propane Tank Adapter HoseRegional District of North Okanagan
“A propane tank adapter hose makes it possible to connect refillable propane tanks to most tabletop gas stoves, grills and other portable propane appliances, which often have connectors that are limited to single-use propane cylinders. An adapter hose removes that limitation and makes the appliance compatible with the more environmentally friendly option of a refillable tank,” said Darren Murray, Environmental Coordinator, RDNO.
The RDNO expects the new program to provide several benefits, including:
- Save Money! Propane in single-use cylinders can cost five times more than propane in refillable propane tanks. With the Propane Tank Adapter Hose Rebate, you can start saving money after just a couple of refills.
- Reduce & Reuse! Refillable propane tanks can be refilled and used for up to 10 years before they need to be requalified. This conserves substantial resources compared to the production, distribution and management of potentially hundreds of 1 lb single-use propane cylinders.
- Avoid Creating Household Hazardous Waste! 1 lb single-use cylinders are an explosion and fire hazard if not correctly disposed of due to the small amount of propane that remains inside. Spent cylinders DO NOT belong in curbside recycling bins or the garbage. Residents are reminded never to try to refill a single-use propane cylinder as it is illegal and can result in severe fires, explosions, and burns.
- Reduce RDNO Service Costs. RDNO Diversion & Disposal Facilities (with the exception of the Silver Star Transfer Station) receive thousands of 1 lb single-use propane cylinders each year. Propane tanks and cylinders up to 100 lbs in size are accepted free of charge from residents to encourage proper disposal. Spent 1 lb propane cylinders are purged, flattened and recycled at the cost of more than $1 per cylinder. In 2020, the RDNO spent more than $11,000 managing 1 lb single-use propane cylinders!
The RDNO encourages residents to ReTHINK Waste. Rethinking waste starts with individual purchase and consumption decisions to Reduce & Reuse materials. Single-use propane cylinders are just one example of many where we can replace expensive and wasteful practices with much more sustainable options that are good for our wallets and our environment. To learn more about the rebate, visit www.rdno.ca/propane.