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Aerosols

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Recycle out of home

Yes, Aerosols can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.

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How to recycle aerosols

  1. 1

    Ensure cans are completely empty before recycling.

  2. 2

    Do not pierce, crush or flatten them.

  3. 3

    Detach any loose or easily removable parts, such as the lid, and dispose of them with the rest of your recycling.

Good to know

Around 60% of aerosols are made from tinplated steel and approx 40% are made from aluminium. Both of these metals are recyclable.

If everyone in UK recycled one empty can of air freshener, enough energy could be saved to run a TV in 273,000 homes for a year!

Find out how aluminium is recycled

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