Aerosol Cans

Never recycle or dispose aerosol cans unless they are empty and non-hazardous.  

Aerosol cans contain liquid or gas propellant, packed under pressure.  Full or partially full cans may explode if crushed, punctured or exposed to heat.

Empty non-hazardous aerosol cans, such as those containing health and beauty products, food products and laudry products, can be reycled with other aluminim cans. Do NOT pucture, pierce, flatten or removal nozzle prior to reycling.     

Empty hazardous aerosol cans, such as those containing paints, automotive sprays, cleaning products, pesticides and lubricants may be disposed of in the trash. Do not pucture, pierce, flatten or removal nozzle prior to disposal.     

If the aerosol can is NOT empty and contains hazardous materials, consider using the remaining product, give it to someone who could use it, or bring it to one of our Hazardous Waste Collection Events.