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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.

Place empty aerosol cans (ex. paint, hairspray, cooking spray) with the lids separated from the can.

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
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Civicorps Recycling 101 Myrtle St. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Concord/Pleasant Hill Recycling Center 1320 Galaxy Way Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
GreenWaste Hayward Transfer Station 3458 Enterprise Ave Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Must be completely spent and associated with C&D project.
Pittsburg Recycling Center (Recycling Zone Inc.) 181A Clark Avenue Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off
West County Resource Recovery Recycling Center 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
g2Revolution 8585 Pyott Road
Suite 100
Lake in the Hills Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Spray paint, Air Freshener, Sanitizer, Hairspray, Foam Deodorizer, Compressed Air dusters, Disinfectant
WM Think Green From Home 172 98th Ave Oakland Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Online service. Programs for residents and businesses.
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Recycle Drop-off area
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
Schnitzer Steel (Oakland) 1101 Embarcadero West Oakland Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity. Must be empty and crushed or punctured. Plastic caps must be removed.
Schnitzer Steel (San Jose) 11665 Berryessa Rd. San Jose Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity.
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial waste hauling service
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Empty, nonhazardous aerosol cans only.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee Non-food items, like paint and chemicals.
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee Non-food items, like paint and chemicals.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee Non-food items, like paint and chemicals.

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
Berkeley's Recycling Center does not have the capacity to safely accept aerosol cans. Please see locations below for disposal and recycling options.
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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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