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Are You Recycling Aerosol Cans?

aerosolMany people use aerosol products every day of their lives. This type of packaging has become a mainstay in many rooms throughout our homes. Ranging from your kitchen to your bathroom or your garage, you are more than likely to encounter at least one aerosol can in each room. Are you doing your part to ensure that they are disposed of correctly?

Aerosol cans are recyclable. Whether they are steel or aluminum, be sure to place these empty containers in your recycling bin when you are done with them:

  • Hairspray cans
  • Air Freshener cans
  • Window Cleaner cans
  • Bug Spray and Sun Screen cans
  • Shaving Cream cans
  • Surface Cleaner cans
  • WD-40 cans
  • Static Guard cans
  • Tire Shine Cans
  • And Many More!

These recyclables are often overlooked when considering if they should be tossed in the trash or recycling bin. When you toss the following products in the trash, you drive up the cost of producing a new product. Have you ever wondered what your empty steel and aluminum aerosol cans become? Here is a list of some of the products created when they are recycled:

  • Bike Parts
  • Rebar
  • Car Parts
  • Steel Beams
  • Appliances
  • New Steel Cans
  • New Aluminum Cans

Make sure you are tossing your aerosol cans in your recycling bin and allowing them to have a second life.

Want to learn more about recycling? Click here to view our recycling page. We have a complete guide to recycling in our recycling guidelines.

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