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Example of How to Determine if Your Aerosol Can is Empty
You are disposing of an aerosol can containing product and propellant
Is the propellant hazardous waste?
Is the can at atmospheric pressure?
Propellant is not regulated as a hazardous waste
Propellant is not subject to the hazardous waste rules
Can is not empty, and therefore must be managed as a hazardous waste until is reaches atmospheric pressure
Is the product a hazardous waste?
Product is subject to the hazardous waste rules until the can meets OAC rule 3745-51-07
Product is not regulated as a hazardous waste
Is the can itself a hazardous waste?
Subject to the hazardous waste rules unless recycled
Not subject to the hazardous waste rules. It is still recommended that you recycle the can