How Can I Safely Dispose Of Materials?admin
At Neill’s Materials, user safety and care for our environment are top priorities. We believe that offering our customers all available information on the proper disposal of cured and uncured materials is in everyone’s best interest.
Rules of disposal does vary depending on a number of variables.
- Are you an individual or a company?
- Is the item hazardous or non-hazardous?
- Is this disposal a one-time event or will it be ongoing?
- Amount – are you disposing limited quantity of material or multiple kilograms?
- Where are you in the world? Different regions and different countries have varying (and sometimes conflicting) regulations.
Disposing of Cured Materials
Are you looking to dispose of cured rubber moulds, plastic or foam castings? Typically (with few exceptions), governing bodies have considered cured / properly reacted compounds as solid waste and a non-hazard. Dispose of this material in landfill.
“Properly reacted” means part A + B of rubber, plastic or foam has been mixed in correct ratio as directed by the Technical Data Sheet (TDS) for that product – so that the material fully cures.
Disposing of Uncured Materials
Are you looking to dispose of uncured materials that are still in containers such as liquids, powders or aerosols? You should reach out to your local governing body.
They may ask to review a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the material. Section 13 will cover ‘Disposal Considerations’. These can be found on the website but we advise contacting us for the latest version to ensure regulation.
TIP: If you are unsure if the material you have can safely be disposed of in a landfill, please contact your local district governing body for direction.