Self-Defense Spray

Self-defense sprays such as mace and pepper sprays contain the ingredient Oleoresin Capsicum.  While this material is not life-threatening to humans or hazardous to the environment, it causes severe eye, nose and skin irritation.  In addition, self-defense spray comes in pressurized aerosol canisters.  Self-defense sprays can be disposed of in your regular garbage, but always bag them tightly to prevent leakage or accidental discharge.