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DeSpray Environmental Unveils State-of-the-Art Aerosol Recycling Technology at US Ecology

September 9, 2020

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Boise, ID – September 9, 2020 – US Ecology, Inc., (the “Company”) [NASDAQ: ECOL] the environmental services leader with over 65 years of experience solving complex waste challenges for customers across North America, is proud to be the first and only company in the U.S. now offering Aerosol Recycling Technology (ART), a 100% sustainable solution for aerosol waste that produces recyclable metal, reusable alternative and liquid fuels and is landfill free with zero emissions.

The ART System, developed in an exclusive partnership with Despray Environmental and utilizing state of the art, patent pending technologies has provided US Ecology with the most sustainable aerosol recycling solution available in the U.S. today. The ART system is unique in that it completely captures and compresses the gas propellant into purified recyclable liquid fuel, similar to Liquid Petroleum gas, for resell opportunities in support of a more circular economy.  Additional recyclable or reusable byproducts of cans that run through the system include recyclable metal bricks and product compressed into reusable alternative fuel. The Company’s fully enclosed process is also equipped with complete carbon capture and oxygen monitoring sensors to protect the environment and the health and safety of the valued team members operating the system.

“Despray is excited to have formed an exclusive technical partnership with US Ecology and to be a part of such a leading-edge recycling campaign in the U.S.,” said Eelco Osse, Despray CEO. “While earlier technologies in the market recycle portions of the aerosol can or its components, only ART is proven to effectively capture and recycle or reuse 100% of the can, whether empty or filled.”

“ART is an example of US Ecology’s ongoing commitment to identifying innovative, sustainable solutions for our customers in order to help them achieve their waste reduction goals and protect the environment,” said Simon Bell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at US Ecology. “The launch of the ART system is an exciting culmination of many team members’ hard work and dedication over the last few years, as well as mutually beneficial partnerships with equally environmentally-conscious companies. This unique technology further sets US Ecology apart as a leader striving for a more sustainable future, offering innovative solutions to serve our customers and protect human health and the environments.”

US Ecology’s first ART unit celebrated its inaugural run earlier this summer and has since been operating 24/7 out of its Beatty, NV facility with opportunities to expand across US Ecology treatment and service facilities. All recycling systems are capable of accepting mixed batches of aerosol cans, with or without actuator stems or plastic caps included. Watch the ART animation video to learn more about US Ecology’s innovative Aerosol Recycling Technology.

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US Ecology, Inc. is a leading provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The company addresses the complex waste management and response needs of its customers offering treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste, leading emergency response and standby services, and a wide range of complementary field and industrial services. US Ecology’s focus on safety, environmental compliance, and best-in-class customer service enables us to effectively meet the needs of US Ecology’s customers and to build long lasting relationships. US Ecology has been protecting the environment since 1952. For more information, visit www.usecology.com.


Despray Environmental is a privately owned and operated company based in the Netherlands. Over 35 years of machine building and aerosol recycling experience is at the base of the newest “stand alone” systems. Despray Environmental is a member of the Osse Equipment Manufacturing Group. For more information, visit www.despray.com.

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Aerosol gas cleaning technology: 20 years in the making

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DeSpray Environmental is harnessing waste aerosol propellants and turning them into biogas.
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With more than 20 years of experience in machine building and aerosol recycling, DeSpray Environmental has developed innovative new technology to tackle the environmental issues surrounding waste aerosols. The company’s systems capture waste aerosol propellants and recompress the gas back to a liquid state for 100% reuse as an alternative fuel. In this article, Mike MacKay, managing director of DeSpray Environmental, discusses plans to convert waste aerosol propellants into biogas.

DeSpray Environmental has been on a continuous journey of engineering and design to create a safe and effective aerosol recycling system. However, as a side effect of ever-increasing efficiency in our systems, the amount of gas captured also increased proportionately. Finding a waste to energy solution could only be successful if the gas is cleaned enough not to damage secondary waste to energy equipment.

Capturing these gases has now been mastered; however, it has created another even tougher problem. As a result of improved efficiency, more gases…


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US Ecology partners with DeSpray Environmental

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US Ecology partners with DeSpray Environmental

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US Ecology, a leading provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities, has partnered with DeSpray Environmental, based in the Netherlands, to offer a 100% aerosol recycling service.

US Ecology’s new Aerosol Recycling Technology was delivered in partnership with DeSpray to tackle this challenging waste stream. DeSpray’s system processes 100% of the waste aerosol can, including propellants, for complete recycling.

The firm has more than 35 years of experience in machine building and aerosol recycling. Its systems re-compress gas back into liquid for 100% reuse as an alternative fuel, so no harmful gases are released into the atmosphere.

Mike MacKay, managing director of DeSpray Environmental, said: “DeSpray Environmental is proud to partner with US Ecology to tackle the aerosol recycling market in the US.

“Over 3.7 billion spray cans enter the market each year. US Ecology and DeSpray Environmental joined forces to offer a 100% waste-to-energy solution for one of the toughest waste streams in the US.”

You can view US Ecology’s promotional video for its Aerosol Recycling Technology service here.

Don’t miss DeSpray Environmental’s latest announcement in the July/August issue of World Aerosols magazine.


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Announcing: Exclusive Dubai partner for GCC .

Category : Green Living

Exclusive Dealer announcement for GCC Region!

Despray environment are excited to announce our newest partner for 100% Aerosol technology in the Gulf Coast Countries.


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DeSpray Environmental at GLOBE 2020 in Vancouver

Category : Green Living

DeSpray Environmental will be exhibiting at GLOBE 2020 in Vancouver.

Please feel welcome to visit us and get all the news about our newest aerosol technologies.

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First USA installation for DeSpray Aerosol Recycling!

Category : Green Living

DeSpray recently installed their first aerosol recycling system in the USA at a HAZ waste recycling customer.

The installation of the 20 foot containerized system, was done within 6 days! With off-course a happy customer.

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Owner DeSpray finalist at Engineer of the Year in the Netherlands at KIVI

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Owner DeSpray finalist at Engineer of the Year in the Netherlands at KIVI.

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Introducing Food Fuel

Category : Green Living

Food Fuel

Despray Environmental are working diligently to introduce “Food Fuel” from Waste. Aerosol cans are pressurized with gas propellants. at the end of life there is trapped gases remaining in the cans. Despray technology captures the gas and recompresses it into a usable liquid LPG state similar to BBQ fuel. The gas is then treated and can be used for waste to energy via a generator or in some cases replaces organic and gas fuels. The health and environmental impact of burning wood and other organics indoors is a big problem.the amount of valuable cooking Fuel that can be recaptured with just one Despray system can fill up to 200 Kg per Hour of LPG tanks. This is a true Circular economy at its best.

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DeSpray at Pollutec 2018 Lyon

Category : Green Living

DeSpray Environmental will be exhibiting at Pollutec Pollutec2018

Please feel free to visit us at Hall 4 Booth 4-E100 on Dutch Pavillion. Want to experience our Aerosol Recycling System as if you where in it, with our AR-App (Augmented Reality). Very Cool Experience.



Looking forward to meet you there!

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Exclusive dealership announcement for Australia & New Zealand!

Category : Green Living

Press Release: Almelo, Netherlands

Exclusive dealership announcement for Australia & New Zealand!

Dutch owned Despray B.V announced today that it has officially appointed Australian based JDM Australia pty as their exclusive sales and service representative for Despray patented Aerosol recycling technology. JDM Aust pty are expected to launch the Despray technology at the upcoming AWRE show August 29 – 30 visit booth # C46.

About Despray B.V

Despray B.V is a sister company of the Boessenkool B.V/ O.E.M group.  The company was recently chosen out of 10,000 applicants and was awarded “Most innovative company in Netherlands”. The Despray technology boasts the World’s first and only containerized Aerosol recycling technology. Not only does this technology stand alone as a comprehensive turnkey Aerosol recycling system, but it also has state of the art safety features and Gas purification technology. 100% of the liquids, gases and the metal can be recycled. Despray M.D. Mike MacKay states: “Containerizing this Aerosol technology will revolutionize the Aerosol spray can market. We now have the technology and medium to deal with the 15 Billion spray cans produced each year and turn this hazardous waste problem into an environmental win. We are looking forward to joining up with industry leaders and innovators to bring this vital technology to the Worldwide market.” 

About JDM

JDM Aust Pty Ltd successfully represents some of the Worlds most respected and Internationally Recognized Principals and manufacturers of Recycling equipment. JDM provides full backup services such as technical support, spare parts and servicing of all of their respected product lines. JDM equipment servicing is carried out by a network of service agents and contractors Australia wide. This is a vital support system necessary to roll out and service the Despray product line across Australia and New Zealand. JDM representative Jeff Steine states: This is one of the most exciting recycling technologies that I have seen in a long time. “We are excited to be part of this as it been a long time required piece of recycling equipment.” JDM will be exhibiting at the upcoming AWRE show in Sydney Australia August 29-30. See more at https://awre.com.au/

This partnership between Despray and JDM Aust is just an example of how the Aerosol recycling market can be successfully expanded and serviced Worldwide. 

More information is expected to be released the Fourth Quarter of this year.

For more information, please visit http://www.despray.com

To learn more about this technology visit us at the AWRE show at booth # C46 or contact us at:

Despray B.V.
Mike MacKay
: mike@despray.com
Phone: +1 519 820 1800
Website: www.despray.com

JDM Aust Pty Ltd
Jeff Steine
1 Chetwynd Street, Loganholme Qld 4129
Tel:  1300 767 589
mobile tel. +61 420415327
email: j.steine@jdmaust.net.au
Website: www.jdmaust.net.au