Aerosol Cans Considered Hazardous Waste

Larry Stewart | September 28, 2010

Aerosol cans are considered reactive — they could explode — so they are hazardous waste,” says Ed Buckner, environmental engineer in EPA's Region 7. “They should be collected in a drum with other hazardous waste, or you could puncture them and drain the contents. You would have to do a determination on the contents of the drum before disposal.”