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Disposal of booth exhaust filters?8/31
I am wondering what most shops are doing when they dispose of their spray booth filters?
I am told that companies that collect hazardous waste will take them away for you like they do the solvents and rags, but I didn't know if that was the normal procedure.
I appreciate any info on this, thanks in advance!
I throw them away. When the paint dries it's considered inert.
In the dumpster they go , my lacquer salesman says that's what everyone does.
it depends where you live and how tight the rules are
to go into a regular landfill they typically have to be tested by an authority to get what they call a tclp toxic chemical leaching process where they want to see what products leach out when introduced to a liquid, each authority has a list of what is acceptable
you need to be carefull of dumpster fires with filters, spontaneous combustion, had a friend who lost his shop to this type of fire,, the safest way to dispose of filters is to put them in a 55 gallon drum of water and have it taken away
to each his own and i know that some put the filters in a dumpster
just my two cents
Thanks for the replies fellas.
The safety company that I was thinking of using for my hazardous waste mentioned the drum and water collection of the filters, which I hadn't heard of in the past.
They also mentioned the test you wrote about Herb, and said it was about $1200 to test to see if the filters could be put in the landfill.
I am located in CT, and as I recall Leo is as well. Did you ever have this test done Leo?
I am just trying to do the right thing here as I move forward setting up my new finishing room. Thanks again guys!
just a thought, when you don't dispose the filters in a proper way, you have typically a cradle to grave responsibility