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Propane Tank Exchange in Lancaster County, PA

Sweetwater Propane makes sure you always have enough propane for your grill!

Propane cylinders can do so much around your home to make your outdoors great.

The first and most common way people use propane cylinders in their home is with a propane grill for fast, fun grilling. Propane cylinders can also be used for outdoor fireplaces, firepits, deck and patio heaters and insect traps.

Sweetwater Propane makes having a full propane cylinder when you need one easier with propane cylinder exchange services all over our Southern Pennsylvania service area.

We have five 24/7 self-service propane cylinder exchange kiosks, as well as in-person propane cylinder exchange services at 12 retail locations.

You can be assured that every one of our propane cylinders are properly filled, clean, certified and inspected for safety.

At our retail locations, you simply show up during their regular business hours. No appointment is needed. If you are bringing an empty cylinder to exchange, leave it outside the store next to the storage cages where the full cylinders are located. For safety reasons, do not bring it into the store with you. Go to the customer service department and request a cylinder exchange. Your purchase will be rung up, and a clerk will accompany you out to the storage cage, where they will give you a full cylinder and take your empty one. That’s it!

You can also purchase cylinders without an exchange. Many people do that to have a spare cylinder on hand, something that is useful when hosting cookouts or you’re doing a lot of grilling.

How does a self-service propane cylinder exchange work?

Exchanging your propane cylinder for a full one couldn’t be easier at one of Sweetwater Propane’s five self-service locations. Here’s where you can find them:

Sweetwater Supplies

989 Churchtown Road, Narvon, PA 17555

Ebenezer Groceries

469 North Reading Road Ephrata, PA 17522


185 East Main Street Reinholds, PA 17569

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You can also exchange your cylinders in-person at one of these 12 retail locations.

Collins Grocery
1525 Mount Wilson Road,
Lebanon, PA 17042
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Leola Sunoco
2270 New Holland Pike,
Lancaster, PA 17601
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Leola Food Mart
327 West Main Street,
Leola, PA 17543
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Rothsville Mini Market
2102 Main Street,
Lititz, PA 17543
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Ephrata Beverage
36 North Reading Road,
Ephrata, PA 17522
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Stermer Brothers
2119 New Holland Pike,
Lancaster, PA 17601
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Adamstown Beverage
2994 North Reading Road,
Adamstown, PA 19501
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RTR Beer Mart
2506 Lititz Pike,
Lancaster, PA 17601
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Good’s Store
1127 S State St,
Ephrata, PA 17522
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Ephrata Food Mart
175 South Reading Road,
Ephrata, PA 17522
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Ephrata Stop n Go/Ephrata Sunoco
887 East Main Street,
Ephrata, PA 17522
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If you can use an ATM, you can use our cylinder exchange kiosks! All you need to do is follow the directions on the kiosk. You can use cash or a credit or debit card to do a cylinder exchange or purchase a new full cylinder.

Since our exchange kiosks are available 24/7, you can get a full propane cylinder any time that is convenient for you.

Safety tips for handling and using propane cylinders

  • Propane cylinders should be kept outside in the shade, upright and on a dry surface. It’s best to keep cylinders off the ground because the ground gets wet, the cylinder can rust.
  • You should never store propane cylinders indoors or in any other enclosed space, such as a garage, shed, carport or sunporch.
  • Store your propane cylinder away from heat and open flames, such as those coming from your grill.
  • Never smoke near propane cylinders.
  • Before bringing your empty cylinder for exchange, make sure the supply valve is fully closed.
  • Keep your propane cylinders upright when taking them for refilling or exchanging. If a cylinder is on its side, there may be enough liquid propane remaining inside to cause leakage, even if you think the cylinder is empty.
  • If you are transporting your cylinder in your car, keep the windows open a bit for ventilation.
  • Don’t keep the cylinder in your car for extended periods, especially during summer. If you are doing multiple errands, do the cylinder exchange last so that you can bring the full one home immediately.

Always have enough propane for your next cookout with Sweetwater Propane’s propane cylinder exchange services! Contact us to learn more.

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