GRR Aerosols   

Attalla, AL


Giant Resource Recovery Aerosols, Inc.

1229 Valley Drive  
Attalla, AL 35954

(800) 637-4023

(256) 538-1836   



Permit Status: EPA ID No. ALD070513767   
RCRA Part B Permit for treatment and storage – Issued 10/2/1995; expires 8/28/2027
Air Permit Nos. 307-0019-X002 through 307-0019-X011– Issued 2/1/2006; no expiration
NPDES Permit No. AL0054542 – Issued 4/1/2008; expires 5/31/2023
Permitted Capacity – Compactor Storage Area:
  Equivalent of 1,590 55-gallon drums or 318 275-gallon totes 
  (Maximum capacity: 87,450 gallons) 

GRR Aerosols, a Division of GRR-Attalla, Inc., offers the only system that disposes of waste aerosols by recycling 100% of the components.  Our unique waste management process minimizes the risks, burdens, and liabilities associated with the disposal of aerosols in keeping with the positive, green image our customers desire.  We recycle hazardous and non-hazardous, empty and non-empty aerosol waste in full compliance with all applicable RCRA, EPA, and state regulations.

GRR Aerosols’ patented processor safely crushes metal aerosol containers and separates the liquid concentrates from the propellants.  The liquids are recycled into waste fuel which is burned in the production of cement.  The propellants are primarily burned as fuel in the on-site operation that prepares drums for reconditioning.  Closing the loop, the spray cans are reused in recycled metal products. 

According to the Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO), a respected non-profit organization that provides factual information about aerosol products, steel aerosol cans are made from an average of 25% recycled materials.  CAPCO recognizes GRR Aerosols as a company that enhances the environmental advantages of aerosol packaging  through recycling.  With a focus on sustainable packaging and practices and environmental sensitivity, GRR is a leader in aerosol safety and compliance.



Waste Acceptance Guidelines

GRR Aerosols handles more kinds of aerosols than anyone.  We accept nearly all types of hazardous and non-hazardous aerosol containers and will evaluate every request.  Whether full truckloads or LTL’s, GRR Aerosols serves customers nationwide.

EPA WASTE CODES: See Permitted Waste Codes

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS: PCBs, medical inhalers, adhesives and sealants >4% per load, silicone gasket-making products, expanding foam insulation products, paint strippers >2% per load, undercoating and rubberizing products >2% per load, D002 corrosives, D003 reactive, pepper spray, plastic or glass aerosols and containers, aerosols pressurized with CFC propellants.

HFCs: Aerosols pressurized with 152a are acceptable if segregated and profiled separately.  Aerosols pressurized with 134a may be acceptable if segregated, profiled separately, and approved by GRR Aerosols’ Environmental Compliance Department.


Permitted Waste Codes

D001 D008 D021 D027 D034 D040 F001 U154
D003* D009 D022 D028 D035 D041 F002
D004 D010 D023 D029 D036 D042 F003
D005 D011 D024 D030 D037 D043 F004
D006 D018 D025 D032 D038   F005
D007 D019 D026 D033 D039
*D003 is only acceptable when the code applies to the waste because it is in an aerosol container and not because the contents themselves exhibit the characteristic of reactivity.

Waste Approval Procedures

To obtain approval for a new waste stream, please submit the following prior to shipment:

  1. GRR Aerosols-Attalla Waste Profile
  2. Land Disposal Restriction Notification
  3. Benzene NESHAP Questionnaire
  4. Credit Application - New Customers Only
  5. Any available analytical, SDSs, and health and safety information to facilitate quick approval

Samples are not required for approval provided the waste is accurately characterized on the profile. However, if the waste material has characteristics that may cause processing problems (such as compatibility, high viscosity, etc.), a representative sample may be requested.


Please mail or fax completed profiles and other information to:

GRR Aerosols

1229 Valley Drive
Attalla, Alabama 35954
Phone: (800) 637-4023, Ext. 105
Fax: (256) 538-1836