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Aerosol Can - Empty

Aerosol cans dispense common substances like hairspray, cleaning products, paint, and whipped cream. Aerosol cans are empty when both product and propellant have been discharged, and can thus be recycled as scrap metal.

Empty aerosol cans (ex. paint, hairspray, cooking spray) may be safely placed in the recycling bin separate from plastic lid.

Not empty yet? Use it up, find someone else who can use it, or if toxic, like paint or chemicals, bring it to a hazardous waste facility.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off Non-food items, like paint and chemicals.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off Non-food items, like paint and chemicals.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off Non-food items, like paint and chemicals.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Civicorps Recycling 101 Myrtle St. Oakland Recycle Paid Pick-up
Concord/Pleasant Hill Recycling Center 1320 Galaxy Way Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Recycle drop-off area
Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Berkeley Regional Office
700 Heinz Ave; Suite 200
Berkeley Safe Disposal Free Mail-in If your aerosol can is labeled with words like TOXIC or FLAMMABLE, don’t put it in the trash unless it is completely empty. If you have a partially full can that you need to dispose of, you can take it to your local household hazardous waste facility. Aerosol cans must be empty prior to throwing them away. If you push the nozzle and nothing comes out, and the nozzle isn’t clogged, you can throw the can in the trash or take it to a scrap metal recycler.
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
g2Revolution 8585 Pyott Road
Suite 100
Lake in the Hills Recycle Paid Mail-in Spray paint, Air Freshener, Sanitizer, Hairspray, Foam Deodorizer, Compressed Air dusters, Disinfectant
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up Empty, nonhazardous aerosol cans only.
Hayward Transfer Station 3458 Enterprise Ave Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off Must be completely spent and associated with C&D project.
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Recycle Paid Pick-up
Pittsburg Recycling Center (Recycling Zone Inc.) 181A Clark Avenue Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Recycle Paid Pick-up
Rubicon San Francisco Recycle Paid Mail-in

Curbside Service

Recycling Garbage Note
Alameda
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Albany
Use up before putting in recycling.
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Berkeley
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Dublin
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Emeryville
Use up before putting in recycling.
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Fremont
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Hayward
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Livermore
Must be completely empty, Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Newark
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Oakland
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Piedmont
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Pleasanton
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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San Leandro
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
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Union City
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