Heritage continues to find innovative ways to change the process from waste disposal to re-use and reclamation. We understand the various federal and state regulations that can classify aerosols as either hazardous waste, universal waste or non-hazardous waste. Our personnel can help you determine the best way to manage your used or off-spec cans in a manner that best protects our earth and your generator status!
We process aerosol cans in a specially designed can crusher that allows us to recycle all parts of the container, including the liquid and gases. The aerosol cans are punctured in an inert, enclosed environment and any volatile propellants are removed and incinerated. The liquids are separated from the cans and are sent to our waste derived fuels program — becoming an alternative energy source for cement kilns. The empty aluminum and steel cans are then ready for metals recycling.