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If you flip your can upside down, shake it and nothing comes out, you’re good to go! As long as the can is empty and dry it is okay to be tossed in.
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These are also recyclable, but they must be squeaky clean. The issue we have ran into is people tossing their dirty ones in, which means they will be landfilled. We have stopped saying we accept them for this reason. Usually when I get this question and I can tell they are diligent with their recycling, I will give them the explanation and give them the okay to toss them in, again as long as they’re clean.
We are in the process of removing aerosol spray cans from our guide as well, because they aren’t being emptied and there are some issues with hazardous waste. When people ask about this, I say that food spray cans (like oil sprays, whipped cream, etc.) can go in as long as they are completely empty. No cleaners, pesticides/insecticides or spray paint cans.