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Old 04-14-2018, 09:23 AM
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We don't have a disposal fee either, but I'm pretty sure we pay in our taxes.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:54 PM
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Yep we pay for a lot of things in our taxes that we don't even know where it goes.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:41 AM
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There was never a disposal fee when I lived in VA, but then it was a city, with trash pick up. The garbage trucks took everything to a large facility, where the trash was transferred onto a large conveyor belt, where people literally broke open trash bags, sorted through stuff, and took all the 'hazardous' stuff out - such as 1lb propane bottles. I remember the time they found a baby....

Anyway, in my small town here in NH, we take our trash to our town dump, where we put trash bags into a large compactor, and big, bulky items into a large dumpster (anything you put in the large dumpster you have to pay for), and metal trash is put into a area off to the side, and lawn/tree refuse is put in a large pile and burned occasionally.... you get the drift. We are very aware of every piece of garbage we take to the dump and where it has to go, based on what it is. The 1lb bottles can not go in the compactor, for fear of explosion upon compression, they have to be set aside, and collected, and then they are taken to a separate facility to be disposed of properly when our town facility has a good quantity of them. Same with paint cans, not just spray cans, but any sort of paint, stain, polyurethane, etc. Paint cans we aren't charged for, but we can't bring them to our town dump. We have to keep them ourselves, and take them to a nearby town's facility, on paint collection day - literally just one day per year. Miss it and you are holding onto that stuff for another year. We pay to dispose of anything potentially hazardous - any sort of electronics (tv, computer, monitor) - anywhere from $10/each item to $20/each item.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:44 AM
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I used to refill the one pounders but experienced about a 40% fall out rate where the valve would either leak after the refill or leak the first time I reused them. That was way too high for being safe, so I gave up. I did buy two five pound refillable tanks, perhaps two years apart. I remember paying $45 each and gosh, today they are twice that. Refilling is cheap but now both tanks need to be recertified and I donít care to do that due to the short period the price buys you after the recertification. I have since added a quick disconnect valve and port to my high pressure side of my horizontal tanks and attach a 25 foot hose to it. The whole thing was purchased from a RV dealer and I installed it myself. The hose is usually long enough to run to the picnic table to run an outside grill.
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I remember paying $45 each and gosh, today they are twice that. Refilling is cheap but now both tanks need to be recertified and I donít care to do that due to the short period the price buys you after the recertification.
Odd. The one I bought that I linked to earlier is ~$46 at Amazon, free shipping:
https://www.amazon.com/Worthington-2.../dp/B000SKX63U

How much does it cost to recertify? Sounds like it should hover around $15, sometimes free (as it has been for me occasionally). And spread over the ~10 or so year certification period, that seems pretty cheap to me.

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i have seen new 5 pound tanks for $85 but with shopping around, one can probably do better. Recert tanks are only good for five years, usually need to be left at the propane dealer for at least a day, meaning two trips to the place, and I seem to remember them quoting $35 to do it which includes a fill up (big whoop). For my horizontal tanks, that is worth it but I felt that it is not for the five pound types. At least for me it doesnít since I came up with an alternative method for a gas hook up if I need it.
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