Waste & Recyclable Paint
In order to comply with Federal, State and Local Laws this production carefully controls the use and disposal of hazardous substances such as paint and paint related materials. You are expected to follow theguidelines below
Waste Paint Consolidation and Labeling
- Store waste lacquer, solvent and other flammable paints in 5 gallon plastic buckets.
- Store waste latex, vinyl, and other water based paints in 5 gallon plastic buckets.
- Flammable paint materials such as brushes, rollers, rags and stir sticks should be isolated in a separate bucket which does not contain paint.
- Water based paint materials such as brushes, rollers, rags and stir sticks should be isolated in a separate bucket which does not contain paint.
- Water based paint waste and solvent based paint waste are to be kept separate from one another and as clean of debris as possible for recycling purposes.
- Waste solvent may be mixed with waste flammable paint, but these should be kept separate from other paint related wastes, and should be kept as clean of debris as possible for recycling purposes. Productions generating debris-laden or mixed paints will be charged at a premium rate.
- Used plastic liners should be wiped as clean as possible while the paint is still wet, and liners crushed and packaged in a separate 5 gallon bucket, and labeled as such.
- All aerosol cans are to be disposed of separately from other waste paint related material, in a metal 5 gallon bucket, sealed and labeled.
- Empty waste paint buckets should be wiped clean while still wet and then sealed and labeled “Empty Paint Can”. Cans should be stored in labeled plastic garbage bags to prevent evaporative emissions.
- When filling buckets with waste paint or solvent, do not fill the bucket to the rim. Leave two or three inches head space to allow for expansion.
- All Wash Water From Washing Brushes, Rollers, Buckets, etc. is to be saved and handled in the same manner as the water based paint waste. buckets should be labeled “brushwater”.
- All FLAMMABLE WASTE (thinner, lacquer, solvent rags) are correctly labeled and stored in sealed METAL five gallon buckets in a fire department approved flammable locker.
- All NON-FLAMMABLE WASTE (latex, vinyl, used rags) are correctly labeled and stored in sealed METAL or PLASTIC five gallon buckets separate from the flammable paint inventory.
- All used rollers, paint brushes, and sticks shall be considered flammable hazardous waste and stored in sealed metal five gallon buckets, not mixed with paint, in a fire department approved flammable locker.
- Waste Paint Disposal Procedures
- Do not allow waste paint to accumulate in large quantities when on location. Remember:
- When labeling a bucket, describe the contents of the bucket exactly. For example: “Dirty Water Based Paint”, “Used Thinner/Flammable”, “Empty Aerosol Cans” etc. Do not use terms such as “Sludge”, “Dynamite”, or “Hazardous Waste” to describe the contents of a bucket!