How to Dispose of Pepper Spray Responsibly

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Pepper spray is considered a hazardous material and should not be disposed of in the regular trash or recycling bin. Here are some proper methods to responsibly dispose of pepper spray:

  • Contact local police or fire department: Many police and fire departments have specialized hazardous material disposal programs. Contact them to inquire about their specific procedures for disposing of pepper spray.
  • Return to the manufacturer: Some manufacturers of pepper spray offer disposal services. Check the packaging or the manufacturer's website for information on how to return the product for proper disposal.