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"Wrong" is the only word that can be used to sum up our response to the article published on aerosol recycling entitled "Under Pressure" in the October/ November edition. The Recycle Systems Company I...


“Wrong” is the only word that can be used to sum up our response to the article published on aerosol recycling entitled “Under Pressure” in the October/ November edition. The Recycle Systems Company Inc. has been recycling aerosols and compressed gas cylinders since 1992. After processing millions of aerosols we have yet to find the elusive “empty aerosol.” Even if all the liquid is expelled, we’ve found that 15 to 20 per cent of the propellant (propane/butane) is still left. There have been numerous incidents to date from improper processing of aerosols — WelChem in Ontario, CRI and Triple R in Montreal, Quebec, to name a few.

Also, we process aerosols received by Edmonton’s ECO Station all year round. Albertan’s have access to aerosol recycling via the “Household Hazardous Waste Round-up” program sponsored by Alberta Environment and we process these as well. Having advertised in your sister publication, Hazardous Materials Management, we find it odd that there was no recognition of the real options that exist for aerosol recycling in Canada.

The Recycle Systems Company Inc. is a strong supporter of recycling initiatives and legislation but we are also committed to addressing the real hazards of aerosols.

The Recycle Systems

Company Inc.

Nisku, Alberta


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  1. Mike Mackay says:

    Beat available technology right here in Canada.

    EKO Environmental of Fergus Ontario currently has what is considered the Best available technology for Aerosol recycling. We have been in business since 1997 and are currently launching our 5th generation “HazPak”. This HazPak can effectively, safely and efficiently recycle up to 9000 cans an hour of Either full, partially full or empty Aerosol cans every hour. Not only do we process automatically with the strictest safety measures in the world, but we also can capture and reuse up to 100% of the propellants. our latest HazPak 6000 has a home with a large processor in the USA. We have married the technology with a Caterpillar Generator which self generates over 300KW. of power. this power is used to operate the HazPak as well as supplies the power for the rest of the processing facility. the HazPak also captures the gases that are dissolved in the waste liquids with a proprietary technology. Another added bonus to our HazPak technology is that the same machine can handle Paint, shellacs, Propane tanks and much more with the same machine. all of this with 1 operator.
    we are launching our new line of machines which includes smaller units targeted at Aerosol fillers and communities this May 1,2011.. Get a peak preview at http://www.ekocorp.com/pictures. click on the HazPak video.
    for further information http://www.ekocorp.com

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