Aerosol Deodorant – Click to Search
This is the label created for “E9ZO’s Strawberry Deodorant,” which is comprised of an aerosol can and #5 plastic cap. This product is tough to recycle because:
- Aerosol cans that still have product in them are considered household hazardous waste (HHW) and must go to special collection centers.
- #5 plastic caps are unable to be baled, so these must be recycled in a program that states it can take rigid plastics.
- Aerosol cans have a different disposal stream if they are empty vs. still containing a product. Empty cans may be recycled as scrap metal if properly depressurized, whereas cans that contain product are usually treated as HHW.