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Aerosol Can - Non-empty

Aerosol cans dispense common substances such as hairspray, cleaning products (lysol), whipped cream, medicine (asthma inhalers), and cooking spray. Not empty aerosol cans with non-food product remains (eg. chemicals, medicine, paints, cleaners) are considered hazardous waste.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Use up toxic materials, find someone who can use it, or bring it to a hazardous waste facility. Empty aerosol cans (ex. spray paint, hairspray, cooking spray) may be safely placed in the recycling bin separate from plastic lid.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Drop-in Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Drop-in Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Drop-in Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off Non-food items, like paint and chemicals. Consider using the rest of the food or air, then the empty can go in the recycling cart.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off Non-food items, like paint and chemicals. Consider using the rest of the food or air, then the empty can go in the recycling cart.
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. Consider using the rest of the food or air, then the empty can go in the recycling cart.
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. Consider using the rest of the food or air, then the empty can go in the recycling cart.
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  
Biologic Environmental Services & Waste Solutions 23490 Connecticut St Hayward Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up Call for specific info on this waste
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
City of Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Station Program 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Only 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per visit. Must be a Palo Alto resident, proof of residency is required.
Clean Harbors 1021 Berryessa Road San Jose Paid Pick-up
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
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.
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Recology SF Business Haz. Waste Drop-Off (VSQG Program) 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off Quantity limits and disposal fees apply. You must qualify and make an appointment in advance. San Francisco businesses only.
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Facility 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per day of all household hazardous waste. San Francisco residents only. Address verification required. Open Thursday-Saturday only from 8am-4pm.

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