Aerosol Can Disposal:

  • Special Aerosol Disposal Bins Provided
  • Toxic Contents Disperse If Punctured
  • Dangerous to Environment
  • We’ll do the Pick-Ups
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Aerosol Can Removal & Disposal Services

For Aerosol Can Disposal, the contents need to be empty. If the can no longer sprays, you can usually take the cans to your local recycling center. However, if there are still contents inside the can, it’s considered hazardous waste and should never be punctured.

Aerosol cans are notorious for broken spray nozzles, and if you toss those non-working cans into the trash, you will have a toxic substance problem on your hands. Modern Waste in California can deliver special bins for your Aerosol Can Disposal, or you can arrange for a pickup date and time with our team.

Our recycling team over at Modern Waste wants you to understand that it’s okay to recycle aerosol cans with steel cans, but keep mind that it’s important you make sure the can is completely empty. Although hair spray lacks value in the recycling market, it should be disposed of properly in an ethical manner.


NAID® Certified:

NAID® Enviromental Management Systems (EMS)

R2 Certified:

R2 National Association for Information Destruction

OHSAS 18001 Certified:

OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Saftey Management

ISO 14001 Certified:

Responsible Recycling ("R2") Practices for Electronic Recyclers

What You Can Do?

Be thoughtful the next time you are tempted to throw an aerosol can in the trash and ask Modern Waste about special bins for aerosol cans, and if you own a large company, such as an auto paint and repair shop, call for a no obligation Aerosol Can Disposal in California.

The decisions you make have a direct impact on the environment. And even the slightest lifestyle changes, such as properly disposing your hazardous waste, can be felt immediately. Go green, call or email Modern Waste Services today!

What Should I Recycle?

Insecticides, deodorants, spray paint, and other aerosol cans pose a real threat if thrown into the garbage. Not only will they fill up the landfill, but also the toxins will seep into the ground, causing problems with the soil and nearby water supply.

  • Insecticides
  • Deodorants
  • Spray Paint
  • All Empty Aerosol Cans

Dangerous for the Environment

Although manufacturers and proponents of the aerosol industry praise the long shelf life an ease of use, the US banned the use of CFC’s (Chlorofluorocarbons) back in 1978. Those who oppose the use of aerosol cans have noted the link between the correlation of how hydrocarbon dangers and climate change go hand in hand with one another.

If you’re recycling aerosol cans, be sure to recycle the plastic lid as well. Never take off the spray nozzle from the can, as even if the aerosol can is empty there is still pressure inside, which can be potentially dangerous if punctured.


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