Aerosol Cans Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Hazardous Waste If aerosol cans are completely empty, they can be disposed of as garbage. If you are unsure, dispose of them as household hazardous waste at the WPWMA Household Hazardous Waste Facility. It's Hazardous Waste If there’s even a drop of liquid left, an aerosol can is still pressurized and can explode, so dispose of it as hazardous waste. Alternative Ways to Recycle Febreze Aerosol Recycling Program Recycle empty Febreze-branded aerosol containers through TerraCycle’s Febreze Aerosol Recycling Program. Did You Know? Aerosol Cans Still Aren't Green The United States stopped using chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in aerosol cans in the 1970s because they were depleting the ozone layer. Yet aerosol cans still contain chemicals that contribute to climate change, such as compressed gases and hydrocarbons.