Many paint cans are stowed away and never used.
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We remove a wide variety of materials from several categories listed below.
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Here at HazAwayToday we understand that almost everyone, who owns a home, has paint cans stored in their garage or somewhere around the house. We also know it is not always easy to dispose of paint in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. That’s where we come in! Consider us not only a resource to dispose of your unused and unwanted paint but also to help educate the public on safe disposal.
A common question we get here at HazAwayToday is “How do I dispose of paint?” There are several ways to answer this question. First off, it is important to confirm what you are disposing of. Many products come in what looks like a paint can, but be sure to check the label. After confirming what you have is paint, we need to determine if the paint is water based or oil based.
Water Based / Acrylic / Latex / Interior
Water based paint can help be identified by the keywords above. This type of paint is more easily recyclable. It can also be cleaned up with just soap and water. If there is a small amount of paint left in the can it can be dried out in the sun. If your water based paint is dried out and is now hard as a rock then it is ok to dispose of it in your normal trash collection bin.
Oil Based / Stains / Urethanes / Exterior
Oil based paint can help be identified by the keywords above. This type of paint can also help be identified by its warnings. Combustible, Flammable or keep away from open flame are all warnings you should see on oil based paint products. Oil based paint is much more difficult to recycle and must be disposed through proper hazardous waste collection.
Does paint get recycled?
At HazAwayToday we recycle over 50,000lbs of paint a year. Recycling and reusing are important to keep waste from polluting the environment. Every paint product we pick up from your home or business will get recycled if possible or disposed of safely.
Where can I take my paint?
- Safe centers
- Round Ups
- Paint Stores
- Schedule a Pickup
Haz Away Today is willing to remove unknown products or substances. We will test materials on site and assess what they are before removing them from your location. Examples may include pharmaceuticals, unlabeled containers/liquids, electronics, mercury waste and more. Call us or email us today with a detailed description of your miscellaneous materials, so we can further assist you.
For your personal safety, know the hazards of the materials you're working with. Read the labels, request material safety data sheets (MSDS) on new products, know what precautions, and know what safety gear and clean up procedures are advised. When buying arts and crafts materials look for these key words or symbols:
Non-toxic – This item will not cause immediate poisoning.
AP – This is an approved product which does not contain sufficient quantities of a material to be toxic or harmful to the body, even if eaten or swallowed.
CP – This is a certified product that meets AP standards as well as standards for product quality, color, etc.
Try to refrain from letting your skin make contact with hazardous waste materials without proper safety equipment. Be sure to seek medical assistance right away if any accidents should occur. Be especially cautious using discarded materials such as wood (what chemicals might it be treated with?) or scrap metal (what alloy is it?). While reading labels on hazardous waste materials, you may come across some of the following terms. Here are the meanings of each:
Corrosive - A chemical substance (solid, liquid or gas) that can cause destructive damage to body tissues at the site of contact. It can cause severe burns to the skin and can "eat through" clothing, metal and other materials. Examples include hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, Drain Cleaner, acidic toilet cleaner, caustic paint stripper, epoxy resins and car batteries.
Flammable – A chemical substance that may be ignited at almost any temperature. It may also spontaneously react with oxides. Gasoline, acetone, plastic glue, flammable solvents, nail polish remover, paint thinner, stains & finishes, kerosene and lighter fluid are examples of flammables.
Irritant - A chemical substance that may cause soreness or inflammation of the skin, eyes, mucous membranes and/or respiratory system.
Oxidizer - An unstable chemical substance that can spontaneously react with flammables and releases oxygen. Examples include calcium hypochlorite (bleach), hydrogen peroxide and pool chlorine tabs.
Toxic – A chemical substance that may cause injury or death upon ingestion (eating/drinking), absorption (touching) or inhalation (breathing into lungs). Pesticides, methylene chloride, insecticides, flea repellants and shampoos, rodent bait are examples of toxins.
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