Only empty aerosol cans that contained a non-hazardous product (shaving cream, cooking sprays, hair spray, whipped cream, etc.) may be recycled in your household collection bin. These containers are steel. Aerosols, such as hairspray and other non-hazardous waste, that still contain product should be disposed in the trash.
Aerosol cans that still contain a product considered to be hazardous waste (e.g. oil-based paint, WD-40, or solvent-based products) or other types of paint should be taken to a hazardous waste site (see our Hazardous Waste webpage for information on drop-off sites). If an aerosol paint container still holds a small amount of paint, try to empty it on newspaper or piece of cardboard. Empty cans that once contained hazardous waste should be disposed in the trash.
Aerosol cans are very expensive to dispose of through the household hazardous waste program. Please consider quantity and type of product when purchasing.
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