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Neil Johnson
Technical & Waste Director
Tel: 0800 587 3329

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Aerosols & Canister Waste Disposal

An estimated 600 million Aerosols and Canisters are being used in the UK each year with a large majority inadequately disposed of without the correct Hazardous Waste procedures.

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Aerosols & Canister Waste Disposal

Aerosol cans are made up of approximately 60% tinplated steel and 40% aluminium, both of which are recyclable metals. An estimated 600 million aerosols are being used in the UK each year with a large majority being inadequately baled, shredded, crushed, incinerated or landfilled, causing significant risk to human life and the environment, simultaneously.

Recognised as a Hazardous Waste material, Aerosol Canisters that contain liquid or gas are usually pressurised with a propellant, which under certain conditions can become an explosion hazard. As such, precautions need to be taken when disposing.

Aerosols and canisters should not be thrown away with general waste, and nor should they be modified in anyway, be it piercing, crushing or flattening.

Common Aerosol and Canister wastes include; Air fresheners, cooking oil, cosmetics, de-icers, polish, lubricating oil, medical inhalers, pharmaceutical products, propane cylinders, sanitizers, and spray paint.

Whether you’re a domestic or commercial producer of Aerosol and, or Canister waste, the Mick George Group have many years of experience in hazardous waste disposal for all clients, ensuring that all materials are suitably managed.


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Our qualified Technical Waste Assessors can visit your site (if necessary) and complete a comprehensive waste audit free of charge.

They will evaluate your waste management processes and then make recommendations on how to appropriately  manage differing waste steams, to reduce the costs associated with hazardous waste disposal and to improve improve environmental credentials.

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Fletcher Plant

Waste Management

We have worked with the Mick George Group on a number or projects and always been offered excellent service and competitive pricing. Their customer service team are always on hand to help with any issues and are extremely friendly and easy to deal with. Finally, their state-of-the-art facilities situated throughout the UK mean that all your waste is dealt with in a compliant and ‘eco-friendly’ manner.

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Morgan Sindall

Waste Management

We find the Mick George Group very easy to deal with, their customer service is always great and their quick turnaround times on exchanges, keeps our sites running smoothly. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

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Go Green

Waste Management

We have always received a reliable and professional Waste Management service. They help to provide modern, forward-thinking and sustainable Waste Management processes which are vital in our constantly evolving industry. We would highly recommend the Mick George Group to anyone requiring a fully compliant Waste Management service.

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