Aerosol Cans


Aerosol cans are made of either aluminum or steel, both of which are high-value metals that can be infinitely recycled into new metal products.

Do your best to use up all the product inside. If the can still have some product inside, even if it’s nonhazardous product like whipped cream, your local recycling program may not accept it. The easiest way to make sure it’s empty is to shake the can and listen for the liquid inside or spray until nothing comes out. Most aerosol cans come with a plastic cap, which should be removed and recycled separately. DO NOT puncture a hole in the can to remove any remaining product, as the can will explode and hurt you. Also, don't remove the spray nozzle on top of the can. Call your local recycling facility or check their online guidelines before tossing cans.

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