Aerosols are very suitable for recycling. Once the remaining contents have been removed, metal of the aerosol can and valve and the plastic components of the valve and the dust cap can easily be recycled.
Aerosols can be sorted from post-consumer waste collected by municipal refuse removal services. Empty aerosols should be disposed of through the municipal waste system.
It should be noted that an aerosol always remains a dangerous good for road transportation. The transport of quantities of partially filled and empty aerosols must always comply with the requirements of the Road Traffic Act and SANS 10228.