Aerosol Can Disposal

Many different types of aerosol can products are used at ACU.  The waste products in aerosol cans are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Starting Monday, September 24th, the Office of Risk Management in conjunction with University Procurement will begin a program to ensure compliance with the Federal, State and local laws and regulations.  The University has purchased an aerosol can puncturing system to ensure the waste products contained in the aerosol cans are disposed of safely.  To properly dispose of aerosol cans all departments should collect the used aerosol cans then request a pickup from University Procurement which will transport all used aerosol cans for proper disposal. Do not place aerosol cans in the regular trash. Pick up requests can be made by emailing a pick up request form.  We are pleased to provide this service to help the University and environment. We ask that you please make sure the used aerosol cans are placed in a box or bag for transport.  If you have any questions regarding the new service please contact the Office of Risk Management.