Want More Repeat Customers?

We Belong On Your Shelf. Or Endcap.

Little Kamper tank exchange is a great way to connect with customers who come back when they need more. 

How Does Our Retail Program Work?

Open Your Account Online

Your registration opens the door to our bright green world.

Order Pre-Filled Little Kampers

Round-trip ground shipping is included in the cost

Build Your Little Kamper User Base

We’ll help with basic training – it’s pretty simple

Send Exchanges Back to Us

Full cases of empty cylinders are credited to your account

Our sustainable 1lb propane tank exchange program appeals to GREEN consumers who spend a lot of time outdoors. 

They value retailers who offer new products that reduce waste and help fight climate change. 

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?

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!

Great Retailers Wanted

Our goal for this product is to create a virtuous marketplace for our retailers and our customers.

We want you to experience our service as  a way to sell propane that works for you

We want our customers to realize the benefit of our service as a way to use propane and reduce waste at the same time.

This isn’t about big box retail and it isn’t about getting bullied into razor-thin margins.

This is about your business selling a product that helps to make the world a better place, one tank at a time.

We run a successful retail business and we understand how tough it is to get good customers (and to bring them back as a repeat customers).

Propane cylinder exchange does that. The gas in the tank only lasts so long and when customers need more, they visit a retailer. In person. 

And they don’t just buy propane.

So you can join our retail network and become the place where our customers become your customers, and your customers become our customers.

We both need new customers and sales. The world needs less trash. Our parks need relief from disposable 1lb cylinders. Let’s make it happen together.


Years in Business


We’ve got over 50 years experience in propane

Our story began in the central California town of Manteca and we’ve gradually grown to serve propane users at their homes, businesses, and farms from 13 offices around the golden state. 

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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?

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