Can you recycle aerosol cans in your blue bin?
We've put together some handy FAQs below:
Q: Do aerosols have to be emptied before they are put out for recycling?
A: Yes. Aerosols should be used up and empty.
Q: Will it help if I crush my aerosols first?
A: No. The aerosol cans should not be pierced or squashed.
Q: Do I need to arrange a special collection for my aerosols?
A: No. Treat them like a can or tin and mix in with all your other recycling.
Q: What happens to the aerosols?
A: The mixed load of recycling collected from Lichfield District are bulked up and sent to a materials recycling facility for sorting.
The aerosols and assorted other cans and tins are then sent for reprocessing for the constituent metals to be recovered.
De-tinning for example, recovers tin and high grade steel. Steel scrap is essential in new steel production.
Q: How can I find out more?
For more information on what happens to your recycling, visit our what happens to the waste we recycle section.