Aerosols

Aerosols are chemical products released as a spray or stream from a pressurized container. “Aerosols” include both refillable and disposable non-refillable containers. A waste aerosol is an aerosol container that will no longer be used for its intended purpose. For more information on aerosols visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Source: MPCA “Managing Waste Aerosols”

Reduce: Proper storage (temperature, humidity) and use (nozzle cleaning) of aerosol products can help make the full volume of chemical contents usable and reduce your generation of waste aerosols. Selecting less toxic chemical aerosol products or aerosols with non-ignitable propellants can also reduce the amount of hazardous waste aerosols you generate. The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) has resources to help you to reduce your aerosol waste generation and costs. Contact MnTAP for assistance.
Source: MPCA “Managing Waste Aerosols”

Reuse: Aerosol cans are not reusable. They contain propellants that may be harmful. Pump spray containers can be reused if thoroughly cleaned. Aerosols in good condition with usable product are offered to the public for reuse, free of charge, at the Product Exchange Facility in Fergus Falls.

Recycle: Take your unused and empty aerosol containers to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Fergus Falls or a mobile HHW collection.

Disposal Information: Take your empty and unused aerosol cans to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Fergus Falls or your local mobile HHW collection. Never burn aerosol cans; burning is a safety hazard to people, pets and the environment.

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