Blue Rhino has teamed up with Walmart to exchange old cylinder 20gal tanks for new filled Blue Rhino tanks.

It's summer time and propane is needed around the home for one reason or another. Either a BBQ or to keep the pesky mosquitoes away propane will be another unwanted expense for the summer. Save some money on 20 gal tanks at Walmart !

There are two style nozzles on propane tanks. The older less safe valve looks like a star or an out door water faucet valve.The new style is the Blue Rhino pictured at top.

If you exchange your old tank all you need to pay is 15 dollars vs buying the new Blue Rhino tank for 42 dollars filled. If you do not have old tanks to exchange and want to take advantage of the deal than you need to look for old tanks.

Finding old tanks can be easier than you think. One great place to find old tanks are camp grounds. They stack the old ones until they are disposed of. As you need to pay to properly throw away tanks many people just keep them hanging around.

- Try your local transfer station or dump.
- Make an add for wanted old tanks for free on Craigs List.
- If you know anyone working for a propane company and they dispose of them all the time.

Safe you self money from buying new tanks and find some old ones to exchange.


  1. Anonymous // May 7, 2011 at 6:01 AM  

    This is nice, except that when I took my old cylinder to Walmart, they said they don't take old tanks for new. Maybe someone needs to inform the people at walmart that the exchange is allowed. I understand that walmart thinks they are cute trying to get the extra money by making you buy a new tank, but Blue Rhino says they don't have a problem with it and they would rather see the old tanks get exchanged than someone pay for a new tank. They don't charge Walmart anything extra for this, so why does Walmart think they can charge us extra for it.

  2. Susan // May 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM  

    Will Walmart take back a tank of any brand or just Blue Rhino? There is a Living Social deal for a tank from PropaneTaxi but after the one time deal it is $24 to exchange it through them. I don't want to give PropaneTaxi my Blue Rhino tank that I bought new from Walmart only to find out Walmart won't take a PropaneTaxi tank. Then I'll have to buy a new one all over again.

  3. Frugal Joe // December 3, 2012 at 3:36 AM  

    I would call to confirm however they should take back the "taxi" tank.

  4. Anonymous // July 21, 2013 at 3:38 PM  

    I bought a new blue rhino tank with my new grill from walmart, used it three times went to get it filled was told it had a bad valve, got another one, used it one time and its doing the same thing, these rhino tanks with these valves isn't worth having, had two cookouts and no grill,totally sucks, I will go by another new tank from somewhere else. blue rhino sucks.

  5. Unknown // January 22, 2016 at 7:04 AM  

    All you folks may be interested to know that you only get 15# of propane from Walmart's Blue Rhino instead of 20#. That's $1.184 per pound as of January, 2016. It may be more economical to go to an independent refilling station.

  6. Unknown // March 27, 2019 at 2:17 PM  

    Do you know that a blue rhino,has to be exchanged at a store that sells or exchanges blue rhino ,,another place can’t fill a blue rhino.

  7. Unknown // April 30, 2019 at 5:41 AM  

    Any body noticed the sudden raise in price on exchange? Was $15.95. Now $18.95. Wow. Same price as U-haul now. After walmart managed to shut down any other businesses, prices go up. Greedy people.

  8. Unknown // April 30, 2019 at 5:43 AM  

    Noticed that. Uhaul actually filling them up. Now walmart charges $3 more for exchange. Greedy people

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