In some council areas aerosol cans containing cosmetics or hair products can be recycled in the kerbside recycling bin, providing the aerosol can is empty.

In other council areas aerosol cans are not in allowed in any kerbside bins, especially if partially full or containing pesticides or other dangerous chemicals. Aerosol cans can be hazardous if they contain accelerant and there are concerns surrounding these items in compaction vehicles used for waste collection.

The best advice - if in doubt, check it out! Use Recycle Mate to find the best advice for correct disposal of this potentially hazardous item for your local area.