How to recycle aerosols
Ensure aerosols are completely empty before recycling;
Do not pierce, crush or flatten aerosol cans;
Detach any loose or easily removable parts, such as the lid, place the aerosol can and lid in your recycling container for metals (or cans) and place any other parts in your container for non-recyclable waste.
Good to know
Around 60% of aerosols are made from tinplated steel and approximately 40% are made from aluminium. Both of these metals are recyclable.
Aerosols also contain some small plastic and rubber components including the lid, valve and dip tube which are extracted in the recycling process.
If everyone in the UK recycled one empty can of air freshener, enough energy could be saved to run a TV in 273,000 homes for a year!