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Old 12-20-2014, 08:35 PM
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Question Aircraft paint disposal - Las Vegas

So I'm finally trying to get rid of my leftovers from painting the airplane 9 years ago. I'm also trying to be a responsible, environmentally correct citizen and dispose of the stuff appropriately as HAZMAT. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anyone that will take the stuff. Unless someone knows the proper procedures/place to dispose of this stuff in the Las Vegas area, I'm going to have to go to the old standby and just buy a bunch of kitty litter, I suppose. Any ideas?
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:13 PM
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I've seen stuff at Home Depot that you put into left over paint to solidify it for disposal. Not sure if it would work for your paint, but you can probably google it and find out.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:18 PM
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Most communities have a waste disposal day, perhaps once a month. You can google it or call your trash company.

Example for your area:

http://www.republicservices.com/site...hazardous.aspx
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:38 PM
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Default Republic - wouldn't take it

Thanks for the suggestion, Erik. Unfortunately, I actually went to the hazardous waste disposal thing today at Republic, and they refused to take my paint. Apparently, it wasn't "household" enough for them. The guys there preferred that I just go dump it in the desert, I guess...
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:50 PM
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Never had a problem with it in my area. In fact, I've taken more than my "household allotment" without question. Sounds like your options are few. Maybe take it up to the next Burning Man festival and let the artists have at it.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:57 PM
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I have read somewhere that if you mix up the paint to cure, then fill it full of cat litter and let it solidify, they will take it at a hazardous waste drop off site.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:39 AM
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Open up some old cardboard boxes flat, paint and let dry.

Throw away.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:54 AM
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I have had to do this before. Surely all landfills have different rules, but just fill the can with sand or kitty litter so there is no more liquid, then it is no different than anything else with paint on the outside. Just drop it in the garbage.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:01 AM
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I had an aircraft painted at North Las Vegas airport in 2001. Net search yields two companies advertising painting there. Perhaps you could ask them how to dispose of the paint.

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Old 12-21-2014, 11:09 AM
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Default Cat litter..

The cat litter trick is recommended for latex paints. Our city won't even take latex paint. You have to do the cat litter thing and then just put it all in the regular trash.

I don't think cat litter is approved for more toxic paints though.

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