Aerosol Can Recycling
Can aerosol cans be recycled?
When aerosol cans have not been properly processed they are considered hazardous waste and cannot be recycled and must be taken to your county household hazardous waste collection site. By using the Can-Emitor to process aerosol cans they become 100% recyclable and can be disposed of in your recycling bin.
When recycling aerosol cans does it matter what the contents were?
The reason that aerosol cans are considered hazardous waste is not because of their content but the pressurization that can cause it to explode if heated or processed incorrectly. Once the can has been properly processed with the Can-Emitor it can be recycled regardless of the contents.
Can I puncture aerosol without a Can-Emitor?
Because aerosol cans are highly pressurized it is very dangerous to process them without using the proper equipment. A product like the Can-Emitor easily empties and depressurizes aerosol cans in seconds and complies with both EPA and OSHA guidelines. It is the most environmentally friendly way to recycle aerosol cans quickly and safely.