Recycling of aerosol cans

Aerosol cans may be recycled and should be supplied to the re-use cycle.

Spray can recycling - simple and unproblematic for the consumer.

  • Spray cans with the "Grüner Punkt" are for the recycling collection
    Condition: The can has to be empty from residues.
  • Full or half-full aerosol cans have to be disposed as special refuse.
  • Note: never try to open by aerosol cans, neither full nor empty ones.
  • Always consider the operating instructions printed on the cans' labels


The portion of tinplate and aluminium garbage of the entire domestic refuse amounts to approx. 4 %. Aerosol cans have only a percentage of approx. 0,3 % of the total domestic refuse. Development of recycling of tinplate packing in the Federal Republic of Germany (in thousand tons).

Only for DE: In order to ensure a high reuse and recycling rate, the legislator requires, in accordance with §15 - VerpackG, Paragraph 1, the return of transport, sales or outer packaging, alternatively, however, deviating agreements can also be made. 

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