Little Kamper Retail Program



Need More GREAT Customers? 




Get Little Kamper 1lb Propane Tank Exchange in Your Store!

Our program will help you connect with customers who prefer sustainable products. They prefer durable, reusable products and our exchange model brings them back to our stores. 

How Does the Little Kamper Retail Program Work?

It Starts with Propane Experience

Our leadership team has over 60 years experience in the propane business

We Make it Easy to Save You Time

Request our program information packet and then submit an account application to become a retailer

Little Kampers Are Shipped Ready to Sell

And round-trip ground shipping is included in the cost

Upgrade Your Customers to Zero-Waste

Tell our story and you’ll sell our tanks

Send The Empty Little Kampers Back to Us

Full cases of empty cylinders are credited to your account

Little Kamper Retail Program Benefits

Our sustainable 1lb propane tank exchange program appeals to GREEN consumers who love to camp and cook outdoors. 

They value retailers who offer new products that reduce waste and protect the great outdoors. 



What’s in it for YOU?


You Will Love Our Customers

They love being outdoors and they are not afraid to buy premium equipment brands or invest in sustainable practices. If this sounds like your kind of people, we are your kind of product.

A giant bag of dark green 1lb propane tanks that were left in Yosemite National Park.

We're Solving A Real Problem

If you currently sell disposable propane tanks, you may already know that they create real problems for our campgrounds and parks. Wouldn’t you like to be on the clean side of the equation?

Buy, use, exchange and reuse Little Kamper propane tanks

You Get Repeat Business

Our customer journey starts with a sale and continues with exchanges. At each step, your store is visited by a living, breathing customer who wants to buy the Little Kamper on your shelf. 

40 Million Reasons to 

Get Involved


That’s how many 1lb propane tanks are sold in North America every year.

If we can move 10% of those sales into a sustainable model we’ll remove a mountain of tanks from our parks and campgrounds.

We need your help. Join us today.

Disposable tanks are recyclable - what's the problem?

There are two BIG problems with disposable propane tanks.

Discarded tanks frequently contain measurable amounts of liquid propane which makes them hazardous when collected as trash. Compacting a propane tank in a garbage truck or trash compactor can cause explosions and/or fires that lead to injuries and expensive equipment damage. That’s why they are classified as hazardous waste which makes them expensive to recycle.   

In addition, they are frequently discarded at campgrounds and parks that end up paying for their collection, transportation, and disposal. Our parks should not have to absorb the expense of recycling disposable propane tanks.

How much does it cost to recycle a dark green propane tank?

More than they cost to purchase most of the time. The proper way to recycle the tank is to evacuate any unused liquid propane so the tank can be safely punctured. It’s a time-consuming process than involves hazardous manual labor.

Why are disposable tanks so cheap if they cost so much to recycle?

That’s a great question. The true cost of a disposable tank isn’t paid at the time of purchase. It can ultimately be more expensive for a park to recover and recycle than it is to buy. We believe that the actual cost of a disposable tank should be paid up front, either by the manufacturer or the consumer. That’s how our program works – the end user pays for the cost of using a safe container instead of passing along the cost of a disposable tank.

Who pays to recycle Little Kamper tanks?

Our program covers the cost of retiring and recycling Little Kamper tanks when they reach the end of their service period or if they fail to pass our safety testing. We recover all unused liquid propane before the tanks are retired and we recycle our own tanks.

How does the Little Kamper help reduce waste?

That’s an important question. Every Little Kamper exchange equals one less tank thrown away. The Little Kamper exchange program brings our cylinders back through our retailers to our production center for inspection, cleaning, and refilling. Each new customer using our exchange will reduce the number of tanks thrown away by the number of times they come back for a refilled tank!

We’ve got over 60 years experience in propane

Our story began in the central California town of Manteca and we’ve gradually grown to serve recreational propane users from coast to coast.

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Disposable Propane Tanks are Bad For Our Environment

Do your customers value environmentally-friendly products?

Can you embrace a sustainable business model to reduce waste?

Will you take the next step and become our next retailer?

Little Kamper zero-waste propane tank exchange
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