Aerosol cans

Aerosol cans including aerosol paint, hairspray, deodorant, spray polish, air freshener, fly spray, bathroom cleaners etc are not accepted in most local council’s kerbside recycling bin, box or bag or at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Aerosol cans can be disposed of in your local council’s kerbside residual bin.

Aerosols cannot currently be collected for recycling as part of the kerbside collection because they are pressurised containers containing gas.

In large quantities they could cause danger and damage to the sorting technology and staff in our recycling facilities


  • The kerbside recycling process is only designed to sort steel and aluminium cans and tins and they should be empty and rinsed clean of food / liquid.
  • Larger metal metals items can be recycled at any Household Waste Recycling Centre in Merseyside and Halton.

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