Recycling Aerosols

Recycling aerosols? Yes you 'can'!

Can I recycle aerosols?

Yes, aerosols can be recycled as they are made of both tin-plated steel and aluminium, both of which are recyclable metals.

The Uk provides over 2000 banks for the recycling of aerosols and around 75% of local authorities will collect them kerbside.

Approximately 600 million aerosols are consumed in the UK each year so recycling your used aerosol cans will make a difference.

How should I recycle aerosols?

  • Make sure you empty the contents of the aerosol before you recycle it.
  • remove any removable parts of the aerosol like the lid etc and recycle with the correct materials.

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