Aerosol Cans

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If your aerosols cans are empty, they can be recycled! That includes whipped cream cans, spray paint cans, and more — but they MUST be EMPTY! If they are not empty, they provide a danger to our employees. 

If you still have pesticide or other household chemicals in an aerosol and need to dispose of it, please visit the Household Hazardous Waste facility at 889A Devlin Road, American Canyon every Friday and Saturday from 9 am – 4 pm. Call 1-800-984-9661 with any questions you may have. No appointments or fees are charged to households. For businesses, please schedule your appointment and there are fees. 

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It's Hazardous Waste

If there’s even a drop of liquid left, an aerosol can is still pressurized and can explode, so dispose of it as hazardous waste.

Empty Cans Are Recyclable

If an aerosol can is completely empty, it’s OK to recycle it with other metal cans.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Febreze Aerosol Recycling Program

Recycle empty Febreze-branded aerosol containers through TerraCycle’s Febreze Aerosol Recycling Program.

Did You Know?

Aerosol Cans Still Aren't Green

The United States stopped using chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in aerosol cans in the 1970s because they were depleting the ozone layer. Yet aerosol cans still contain chemicals that contribute to climate change, such as compressed gases and hydrocarbons.