Can you recycle aerosol cans?


Yes, you can!
Seperate waste stream required

How to recycle aerosol cans at home

Aerosol Cans Arranged

Aerosol cans made from aluminium and tin-plated steel can be recycled using your traditional household recycling bins.

  1. Empty the contents of your aerosol cans.
  2. Remove all loose or removable parts i.e. The lid.
  3. Place your aerosol can in your household recycling bin or take it to your local recycling centre.

How to recycle aerosol cans for your business

  1. Check for a hazardous sticker. All hazardous aerosol cans should be recycled with hazardous waste.
  2. All non-hazardous aerosol cans should be recycled in Dry Mixed Recycling.
  3. Place empty canisters in your Dry Mixed Recycling.



  • Make sure all cans are empty before recycling
  • Detach any removable or loose attachments i.e lid

Do not

  • Do not pierce the cannister
  • Do not crush or flatten the canister

  • The Dry Mixed Recycling Process

    Your material is collected by our Euro 6 fleet

    The waste is tipped into our solar-powered MRF

    Each material is segregated at our specialised facility

    Individual material streams are bulked and baled

    Final bulked material is sent to be recycled

    The Hazardous Waste Recycling Process

    We provide safe and secure hazardous waste containers

    Your hazardous waste is collected by environmentally-friendly vehicles

    Some waste types, like oils, can be recycled into fuels

    Other streams are sent to energy from waste facilities for recovery

    Energy recovered from your waste is fed back into the National Grid

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