Aerosol Cans

Aerosols containing PAINT or POISON:
Spray paint, or any chemical designed to kill, e.g. pesticide, insecticide, wasp killer, WD40, etc.

  • If aerosol still contains material, take to the  RCSWD Depot – by appointment or walk in(Tue-Wed-Thurs). Do not put in trash; do not put in blue bin recycling.
  • If empty: Take to the RCSWD Depot – by appointment only or walk-in (Tue-Wed-Thurs) for special recycling, or Put in trash. Do not put in blue bin recycling.

Paint or Poison

Aerosols of other types (NOT paint or poison):
Hairspray, sunscreen, cooking oil spray, etc.

  • If aerosol still contains chemicals or cleaners, take to the  RCSWD Depot – by appointment or walk in(Tue-Wed-Thurs).
  • If aerosol still contains food or beauty product (e.g. hairspray): Empty completely and put in blue bin recycling, or Put in trash if item cannot be emptied.
  • If empty, put in blue bin recycling.

Cooking Spray






Aerosols that contain non-hazardous materials: If you can't find someone to donate your extra material to, the non-hazardous contents can be emptied by spraying them into a garbage can. Then place the empty can in your blue bin.

Most aerosol cans are steel containers pressurized with propellants, (e.g. butane). When the aerosol can is EMPTY, the propellant and the product are gone, so they are no longer hazardous and can be disposed of in the blue bin.