Waukesha County

Aerosols

Safe Disposal Options for all Waukesha County Residents:

Empty Non-Hazardous Aerosols:

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.

Non-Hazardous Aerosols That Contain Product:

Nonhazardous aerosols, such as hairspray, that still contain product should be disposed in the trash.

Hazardous Aerosols That Contain Product:

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. If an aerosol paint container still holds a small amount of paint, 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.


Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188
Room AC 260 - (262) 896-8300