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Aerosol cans: Is the pressure giving you a haz waste headache?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says US manufacturing and automotive industries alone use more than 1.6 billion aerosol cans annually. That's a whole lotta cans! What you may not know is, even if they're empty, those cans are still pressurized - which means they're hazardous waste. Toss 'em into a landfill and you're risking big fines.

There's a better way. The EPA says if you take the pressure out of the cans they'll be exempt from hazardous waste regs. And then you can make money by sending them for scrap metal recycling [40 CFR 261.6(a)(3)(ii)].

So how do you get the pressure out of a can? The PIG Aerosol Can Recycler safely punctures the can, collects the residual contents, filters out volatile emissions - and you just toss it in the scrap metal recycling bin. It's a win for you and a win for the environment.


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Crushers, Compactors & Recycling

Are you striving to shrink your waste streams? Minimize your mass and save on disposal costs with our recycling solutions. PIG Waste Compactors crush up to six drums of waste into just one. The PIG Aerosol Can Recycler and AEROSOLV Plus Can Puncturing System let you empty aerosol cans and exempt them from hazardous waste regs. You’ll also find smart ways to handle spent fluorescent bulbs, batteries, propane cylinders, oil filters and paint cans.

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