Aerosol

Recycle your unwanted aerosol containers safely

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THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DISPOSING OF

11.5

disposed - Aerosol cans used per person in Australia.

56%

recovered metal packaging - including aerosols - are completely recoverable

more than

50%

of Australians believe that Aerosol cans are not recyclable.

Australian households consume over 11 aerosol cans per person per year, and more than 40% of these cans are not recovered. The truth is, Aerosol cans are completely recyclable for 90% of us, but, due to the lack of public information more than 50% of Australians believe Aerosol Cans are not recyclable. Aerosol cans with remaining contents present a very real risk to disposal vehicles and facilities, so it is important that if you are disposing of an aerosol can it is completely empty to ensure recyclability and safety.

What are Aerosol Cans?

Aerosol cans are packaged liquid products which are stored under high pressure to be propelled out. Products like deodorant, hair spray, insecticides, cooking oil and whipped creams are commonly provided in aerosol cans due to their long shelf life, leak proof seals and performance. Aerosols should be diverted from landfill wherever possible and it is important they are disposed of correctly and classified appropriately.

 

Aerosols are made from steel and aluminium, both of which are recyclable, although full or half full aerosol cans will be treated as hazardous waste. Most council's can provide a drop off location, however, Redooo can organise collections for hazardous waste if your council is unable to collect your aerosol cans.

Who do we service?

Redooo can provide services for anyone with access to the internet, a phone and a Redooo service provider in your area. Using our network of service providers Redooo will find the most efficient, affordable and compliant provider in your area to complete the service. Redooo encourages all customers to recycle where possible and we believe the education of Australians is just as important as correct disposal, so make sure you share what you know with other people!

How can Redooo help?

Redooo provides a range of services and options for disposal across a variety of waste streams, Aerosol Cans are able to be disposed of in your household recycling bins, however, if you are disposing of aerosol cans with contents remaining it is important to contact your local council about hazardous Waste disposal. Redooo can assist with information published on our website and our Brisbane based customer service team are available to answer any questions you might have about your disposal requirements. 

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Important notice

Please note that acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories. Have a look at our Allowed and Prohibited lists below to get an understanding, however in order to receive information about the most recent regulation, please visit you local council website.

Unless noted otherwise, Hazardous Materials** and Dangerous Goods*** are strictly banned in all waste streams. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

**Hazardous Materials - Unless explicitly allowed, Hazardous Materials include Aerosol Cans, Tyres, Batteries, Asbestos, Chemicals of any kind, Oil Heaters, Gas Bottles, Fire Extinguishers, Old Insulation, Fibro, Fibreglass roof sheeting, Fibro-cement sheeting, Ammunition, Flares, Paint, Paint Related Products, Other Prescribed or Hazardous Wastes, Bio Wastes or any Liquid or Flammable Waste like Fuel and Oil, Poisons, or any other Liquid Waste. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

***Dangerous Goods - Unless explicitly allowed, Dangerous Goods include Explosive Substances and Articles, Gases, Flammable Liquids and Solids, Self-Reactive Substances and Solid Desensitized Explosives, Substances liable to spontaneous combustion, substances which, in contact with Water, emit Flammable and/or Toxic Gases, Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides, Toxic Substances, Infectious Substances, Radioactive Material, Corrosive Substances, Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you..