Aerosol cans are prohibited from being thrown in the trash at UVA!
Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality requires that ALL unwanted aerosol cans (unused, partially used, damaged, & empty) be collected as Hazardous Waste.
EHS will recycle the empty aerosol cans submitted for disposal, after puncturing the cans with a specially designed device.
EHS will dispose of non-empty aerosol cans in a manner consistent with the contents of the can.
Important: NEVER attempt to puncture an aerosol can on your own!
Questions? Contact the EHS Hazardous Materials group at 434-982-4911.