Guidelines For Solvent Waste Recycling And Disposal

Companies must remain competitive and efficient in today's market. Businesses must find ways to reduce operating costs while complying with waste management legislation. You may have to create a solvent waste management program if your activity involves harmful solvents. You can find the best hazardous waste management services for your industry.

These are the four main categories for Solvents By-products.

Non-Halogenated Solvents- This is the main general waste stream. It includes solvents like methanol and acetone as well as ether, ethyl acetate, hexanes, and toluene.

Halogenated Solvents – These are either a total or a mixture of halogenated solvents like dichloromethane, chloroform, and methylene chloride.

Heavy Metals Solvents- Any solvent that contains heavy metals such as arsenic or cadmium, barium, and chromium, chromium-barium, chromium and lead, selenium and mercury, is included in this category.


Paint Solvent and Residue – These can be caused by the use of oil-based thinners and paints, as well as oil-based paint residue.

It is important to observe certain rules when dealing with solvents and other hazardous liquid waste streams. Reactive substances, for example, should not be mixed in one waste container. Different solvent waste streams should not be allowed to contain acid, alkalis and oxidizing, peroxides as well as reducing agents. They must be clearly labeled and separated from other waste to be treated as hazardous chemicals.

Recycle your liquid or solvent waste

Recycling should be considered whenever possible. The disposal can prove costly for organizations that produce large amounts of hazardous liquid waste. Implementing a recycling strategy can provide a cost-effective way to reduce waste. Management of hazardous liquid waste is a risk to the workplace environment and should be properly assessed. It can also take up valuable space to store hazardous waste containers ready for collection.