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How to safely dispose of aerosol cans and spray paint

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Safely dispose aerosol cans and C02 cartridges for free at a household hazardous waste drop-off location:

Common household products in aerosol containers include:

  • Spray paint
  • WD-40 oil
  • Cooking oil
  • Hairspray
  • Shaving cream
  • Bug repellant
  • Whipped cream

Special instructions

  • Aerosol/CO2 containers do not have to be empty for disposal.
  • Do not puncture or crush aerosol/CO2 containers.

Locations and hours are listed below:

Commercial quantities

Contractors with large commercial volumes of aerosol cans must contact a Waste Broker for disposal. Look in the Yellow Pages under "Industrial Waste Disposal & Reduction Service" for a listing.

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Aerosol cans and spray paint


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