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AGC Supports Proposal to Streamline Disposal Requirements for Aerosol Cans

May 22, 2018

On May 15, AGC put forth its support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to expand the universal waste regulations to include non-empty aerosol cans. Recognizing that aerosol cans are often the only hazardous waste stream produced on a construction site, this proposal could change a company’s status as a “generator” and reduce program costs and facilitate recycling.

AGC further suggested that EPA allow flexibility to very small quantity generators (VSQG) to treat aerosol cans as either universal waste or to follow the existing VSQG regulations.  AGC also recommended that EPA create a single regulatory structure for aerosol cans that allow non-hazardous, non-intact, and intact aerosol cans to be managed together as universal waste. 

For more information, please read this AGC article on the proposal or contact Leah Pilconis at or (703) 837-5332.

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