Can I Recycle My Aerosol Cans?
If your aerosol can is made of tin-plated steel and aluminium, then you can recycle this item. This includes products such as air fresheners, cleaning items, deodorant and spray paint. Aluminium can be repurposed into a variety of products such as new cans, engine parts, signs and frames. Studies have shown that despite 95% of councils offering aerosol recycling at the curbside, only 46% of aerosols are correctly separated for recycling by consumers.
Aerosols are listed as hazardous waste and should be disposed of safely. If you are dealing with household waste, make sure that the can is completely empty and placed in your recycling bin. Your local recycling and bin collectors can then remove the waste from your home. Make sure not to crush or flatten the waste as this may cause the can to explode.
Dispose Of Aerosol Cans Sustainably
You should always make sure to use your recycling collection to dispose of aerosol cans. This means we can reduce the rate of raw resources being overused in production and save them from piling up in landfill sites. If you are a business creating bulk loads of aluminium waste, you can also partner with a waste management company to collect aerosols and other materials. This not only makes the waste disposal process easier and more efficient for you, but also pushes for a greener business.
Recycle Your Waste With Plastic Expert
At Plastic Expert we specialise in recycling plastic, cardboard and hazardous waste. This means we can recycle your aerosols in bulk loads, and may even offer rebates. We collect and recycle the following waste streams falling under the hazardous category:
- Electrical equipment
- Contaminated containers
- Fluorescent tubes
As these items pose a threat to human health and the environment, dealing with large quantities of this waste should be dealt with carefully. Partnering with us can give you peace of mind that your waste is handled safely and appropriately by professionals. If you are storing hazardous liquids and oils we also sell plastic drums for businesses in the UK.