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Recycling Aerosol Cans

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Recycling Aerosol Cans

Recycling Aerosol Cans

Krylon® aerosol cans are made from more than 25% recycled steel and are designed for recycling when empty. The benefits of recycling aerosol cans include:

  • Reducing the volume of aerosol can waste in landfills
  • Conserving energy and natural resources needed to produce new steel

In fact, the Steel Recycling Institute maintains that each pound of recycled steel saves 5,450 BTUs of energy in subsequent steel production, as an alternative to traditional raw materials.


How to Recycle Steel Aerosol Cans

Recycling instructions for steel aerosol cans are easy:

  • Use them up until the containers are empty
  • Remove the plastic cap to be recycled separately
  • Recycle cans along with other containers according to your local community guidelines

Please note that recycling facilities for steel aerosol cans may not exist in your area.


Krylon’s Spray Can Caps

Our redesigned caps not only use less plastic than our previous caps, but they also have the plastic resin identification code molded into the cap to make it easier to recycle where plastic recycling facilities are available.

For more information about steel recycling or plastic recycling, please visit the websites for the Steel Recycling Institute or the American® Chemistry Council, respectively.