Recycle Used Aerosol Cans

Recycle empty aerosol cans in the yellow recycling bin or local recycling centre

Aerosol cans dispense everything from hairspray to cleaning products to whipped cream.  They work by one fluid stored under high pressure is used to push another fluid out of the can.

The main part of the aerosol can is the outer casing, and 90 percent of these are made from tin-plated steel.  The remaining 10 percent are made from aluminium.   Both types are recyclable.

To recycle your used aerosol can, first make sure the can is completely empty and place in your yellow recycling bin or at your local recycling centre.


Did you know?

The first aerosol can was patented in Oslo in 1926 to Erik Rotheim, a Norwegian chemical engineer.