Frequently Asked Questions
How to depressurise aerosol cans?
Users do not need to depressurise aerosol cans separately. We offer aerosol recycling systems that are pre-installed with depressurising systems to eliminate the need for depressurising aerosol cans separately.
Does Raptor Supplies also offer aerosol can puncture devices?
Yes, Raptor Supplies offers puncturing kits from brands like Vestil and Justrite.
How do you dispose of spray sunscreen?
You should use up all the contents of the can, including the propellant, when using aerosols. It is best to dispose of any household hazardous waste at your local collection site or an event sponsored by your local HHW program.
Which bins can aerosols cans be thrown in?
If your aerosol cans are empty, then they may go into normal recycling bins for cans / tins. All partially or completely full aerosol cans should be separated from your other recyclables and general waste as they are considered hazardous waste.
What type of aerosol cans can be recycled?
About 60% of aerosol cans are made from tinplated steel and about 40% from aluminium. Aluminium and steel are recyclable metals. Aerosol cans also contain small plastic and rubber components, such as the lid, valve & dip tube, which are removed during recycling.
How to dispose of spray paint cans?
- Place several sheets of newspaper on the ground outside. Cover the area where you will be working completely.
- Spray the newspaper with the spray nozzle and press the button. The can is empty if there is not any paint coming out and no hissing noise. If not, spray until the newspaper is completely covered.
- To determine if it is empty, shake the can and see if anything comes out. In case of doubt, assume there is still paint inside.
- Dispose of the empty cans, choosing aerosol can disposable systems available on Raptor Supplies.