November 2020

Clean Earth set to reach aerosol recycling record

Specialty waste company Clean Earth announced that its Clean Earth Aerosol Recycling System will process 13 million aerosol cans by the end of 2020, an 85% increase from 2015. With advanced, sustainable aerosol recycling for pressurized steel cans, aluminum cans, plastics and glass, Hatboro, PA-based Clean Earth has already surpassed its record year in 2017.

These milestones result from Clean Earth’s history of Final Rule compliance, health and safety initiatives and proprietary recycling system technology which is designed to service all industries that produce aerosol, loose spec paint and other consumer commodity waste. Clean Earth commits to ensuring that 100% of each can goes through the recycling process, as well as to zero landfilling, carbon footprint reduction, no long-term degradation exposure to the environment, and cost-effective, customized solutions for every customer, the company said.

Clean Earth has 19 transfer, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and a hazardous waste facility in Morgantown, WV that processes aerosol cans received from coast-to-coast. Nearly 3 billion aerosol cans are produced in the U.S. each year. Clean Earth expects to expand with additional recycling processing units by 2022.

“It’s exciting to have bypassed one of our core company goals this year for the Aerosol Recycling System, which was the processing of 11.4 million aerosol cans, by millions to reach this milestone today,” said Clean Earth VP of Operations Hector Sanchez.

“Our mission for Clean Earth’s aerosol services directly aligns with our goals for sustainability—to ultimately go Green as a company and for zero components to end up in a landfill. We’re committed to providing a 100% sustainable solution for aerosol waste for our customers and remaining a cutting-edge vendor with market-leading technology features.”