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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
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 Paid Pick-up Commercial waste hauling service
West County Resource Recovery Recycling Center 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off

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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