disposal of chemicals

Submitted by Bones on 2/22/1999. ( )

I am using safetee acid and EZ100 tan and would like to know if these are safe to pour down the drain when you are done with them.

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It depends on where you are!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 2/23/1999. ( rittel@ici.net )

Disposing of chemicals depends a lot on whether you have access to city sewage or live in the country. Both of the chemicals you mentioned are environmentally friendly - but should be neutralized to a 6.0-7.0 ph range before they are dumped. Use Baking Soda, or Sodium Carbonate to neutralize them, then dump them. The main problem here isnt these chemicals - its their SALT CONTENT. In the city, once neutralized, they may not even be notiiced, but in the country, wherever you dump the solutions, even once neutralized, the salt will fallow the ground. If you have Septic system, definitely do not dump any chemical in it. You may kill the bacteria needed to process the waste materials. Find somewhere else.

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