"You might have to pay an upgrade fee of $3 or $5 or $10, something like that," said Richard Fredenburg, a propane gas engineer with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
"Then they'll take that cylinder back and swap the valve out."
If you buy an all-new cylinder, don't just toss your old one in the trash bin or by the side of the road.Most landfills won't accept propane cylinders.
And if you think you'll save money and aggravation by abandoning it somewhere, you're wrong.
Each such trip probably costs taxpayers several hundred dollars, Fredenburg
Instead, you can donate your old cylinder to a willing cylinder-exchange business.Make sure you tell someone there that you're doing that.Don't expect any more than thanks in return.
Don't be startled if you see cylinders with the old-style valves available for sale at exchange businesses after April 1.