Aerosol Container Recycling

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Aerosol Can and Container Disposal for EPA Region 8

Aerosol containers are products that are pressurized and can potentially contain flammable or poisonous chemicals. These containers often hold hazardous substances such as paints, adhesives, cleaners, solvents, and lubricants. It is crucial to handle the disposal of these pressurized containers with care as improper disposal could have serious consequences.

When you dispose of aerosol cans in regular trash, there is a risk of them being punctured and causing an explosion. In addition to this, improper disposal can also lead to the starting of fires or injuries to sanitation workers. It is important to recycle aerosol cans in a safe and responsible manner.

At Region 8 Enviro LLC, we make aerosol can recycling easy and efficient. We process your waste based on whether the container is empty or if it still contains liquid. The recycling of aerosol cans is not only important for environmental reasons, but it also significantly contributes to safety. When these cans are thrown into landfills, they pose a hazard. In the event of a fire, these containers can explode, causing harm to landfill workers and firefighters.

By recycling aerosol cans, we not only reduce waste but also actively minimize potential dangers and protect the environment and those who handle waste.

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Aerosol Container Recycling Process

Step 1: Easy Booking

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Book your waste pickup effortlessly. Give us a call and let us know where, when and what waste you want removed.

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Step 2: Transparent Pricing

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You will be provided with a quote on the spot on the phone regarding your waste or service. Once you're satisfied, either drop of the materials, or we schedule a pick up window with you right there on the spot.

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Step 3: Stress-Free Pickup or Dropoff

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Our reliable team ensures a prompt and efficient pickup, leaving your space clean. We're committed to eco-friendly practices – your waste is responsibly removed and recycled.

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Safety & Regulation Information

F.A.Q.

Explore essential information on aerosol can recycling. Learn about the environmental benefits, safety measures for storage, and proper response to damaged containers.

What environmental impact is associated with recycling aerosol containers compared to disposing of them in landfills?

Recycling aerosol containers generally has several environmental benefits compared to disposing of them in landfills:

1. Resource Conservation: Recycling aerosol containers allows for the recovery and reuse of materials such as metal. This conserves natural resources and reduces the need for extracting and processing new raw materials.

2. Energy Savings: The recycling process for aerosol containers typically requires less energy than manufacturing new containers from raw materials. This contributes to overall energy savings and a lower carbon footprint.

3. Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Recycling helps decrease the production of greenhouse gas emissions associated with the extraction, processing, and manufacturing of new materials. This is particularly significant in the case of metal, as mining and refining processes can be energy-intensive and environmentally impactful.

4. Landfill Space Conservation: Aerosol containers, when not recycled, contribute to the volume of waste in landfills. Recycling reduces the burden on landfill space, which is particularly important as landfill space becomes scarcer in many regions.

5. Prevention of Hazardous Waste Generation: Aerosol containers may contain residual chemicals, and if not disposed of properly, these substances can potentially leach into the soil and groundwater in landfills. Recycling helps prevent the generation of hazardous waste and minimizes environmental risks.

What steps should be taken when storing aerosol cans to await recycling?

Ensuring the safe collection and storage of aerosol cans is crucial for the overall success of the recycling process. Here are recommended steps your employees can follow:

1. Empty Cans Completely:
Ensure that aerosol cans are completely emptied of their contents before collection. This minimizes the risk associated with pressurized containers.

2. Avoid Puncturing Cans:
Employees should never attempt to puncture aerosol cans themselves. Puncturing pressurized containers can be dangerous and should only be done by trained professionals using appropriate equipment.

3. Keep Empty and Non-Empty Cans Separate:
Implement a system to separate empty aerosol cans from those that still contain liquid. This helps streamline the recycling process and ensures proper handling of different types of containers.

4. Use Dedicated Recycling Bins:
Provide clearly labeled and dedicated recycling bins for aerosol cans. Ensure these bins are made of materials compatible with aerosol can recycling and are located in easily accessible areas.

5. Educate Your Community:
Conduct training sessions to educate your community on the importance of proper aerosol can recycling and the potential hazards associated with improper disposal.

By following these steps, your aerosol cans will be at-the-ready for you to schedule a pickup from the professionals at Region 8 Enviro!

What should I do if I come across damaged or leaking aerosol cans in a storage area?

If you encounter damaged or leaking aerosol cans in the collection area, it’s crucial to prioritize safety and take immediate action. Follow these steps:

1. Do Not Attempt Repairs:
Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair damaged aerosol cans. Leave the cans undisturbed to avoid any potential risks.

2. Isolate and Evacuate the Area:
Quickly isolate the area where the damaged cans are located. Restrict access to the immediate vicinity to prevent exposure to potential hazards.

3. Contact Emergency Services & Wait for Professionals:
Immediately contact emergency services to report the situation. Provide them with detailed information about the location, the number of damaged cans, and any observable hazards. Do not re-enter the area until trained professionals, such as hazardous materials response teams, arrive and assess the situation. Follow their instructions carefully.