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How to dispose of waste chemicals?

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How to dispose of waste chemicals?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 6:27 PM
I am unsure just what to do with potentially hazardous waste.

How should I dispose of waste thinner, putty, acetone, etc.?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 6:30 PM
Well the proper thing to do, would be to find a local drop off station that accepts these types of chemicals.

You can call you local EPA office to find one, possibly even a fire department, and check with an auto parts retailer such as autozone, etc... They should know.

Pensacola has quite a few and I make a trip every few months, some cities might charge a small to moderate fee...None of ours do thankfully.
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Posted by shermanfreak on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 6:31 PM
I don't know what happens where you live ..... but here there's a toxic round up twice a year for disposal of this sort of stuff.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 7:52 PM
If you are talking small quantities then you can dump them together in an old paint can and seal it up, then do like the others have suggested; try 'recyclers' in the yellow pages, fire halls or garages.
Good luck,
Bruce
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  • From: USA
Posted by mark956 on Thursday, January 1, 2004 9:54 AM
Good question dans1120. Where I live there is a drop off point to bring the above mentioned items.
mark956
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  • From: Exit 7a NJ Turnpike
Posted by RAF120 on Thursday, January 1, 2004 6:27 PM
I work in a body shop so what little waste thinners I have I take to work where we have a recycler for thinner. That's also were I get my thinner for cleaning.
Trevor Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?
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