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  • Jennifer
    Hi there. I just recently took over as the costume supervisor for a ballet company. As I was going through the costume shop I found some chemicals that I
    Message 1 of 10 , Jul 16, 2008
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      Hi there. I just recently took over as the costume supervisor for a
      ballet company. As I was going through the costume shop I found some
      chemicals that I will never use and frankly don't want in my shop.
      Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find info. on how to safely
      dispose of these chemicals. I've looked up the MSDS but these only
      tell you how to handle it safely, not how to get rid of it safely.
      Any ideas where I might be able to find this info. The chemicals I
      have are Everblum (Special Cleaning Fluid) and Imperial Cleaner. The
      Imperial Cleaner is in a can that looks to date from the 60s.
      Slightly scary, but true. Any input on what to do would be greatly
      appreciated!

      Thanks & Have a Groovy Day!
      Jen
    • queenortart
      My inclination even though it will cost money is to call a specialist waste disposal company. The legal and potential financial consequences of doing anything
      Message 2 of 10 , Jul 19, 2008
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        My inclination even though it will cost money is to call a specialist
        waste disposal company. The legal and potential financial consequences
        of doing anything else are not good

        Sue

        2008/7/16 Jennifer <Jolica17@...>:
        > Hi there. I just recently took over as the costume supervisor for a
        > ballet company. As I was going through the costume shop I found some
        > chemicals that I will never use and frankly don't want in my shop.
        > Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find info. on how to safely
        > dispose of these chemicals. I've looked up the MSDS but these only
        > tell you how to handle it safely, not how to get rid of it safely.
        > Any ideas where I might be able to find this info. The chemicals I
        > have are Everblum (Special Cleaning Fluid) and Imperial Cleaner. The
        > Imperial Cleaner is in a can that looks to date from the 60s.
        > Slightly scary, but true. Any input on what to do would be greatly
        > appreciated!
        >
        > Thanks & Have a Groovy Day!
        > Jen
        >
        >



        --
        "We can lick gravity but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming."

        Wernher von Braun
      • rebecca bunny flower
        The number of the company that makes Imperial Cleaner is 816-561-5377 (Hours: Monday-Thursday 8-4:30 Friday 8-12, and Sat. upon request). I got it from this
        Message 3 of 10 , Jul 19, 2008
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          The number of the company that makes Imperial Cleaner is 816-561-5377
          (Hours: Monday-Thursday 8-4:30
          Friday 8-12, and Sat. upon request). I got it from this website:
          http://www.terracepackaging.com/ They're in Kansas City.

          I'd call and ask. I couldn't find info on who produces Everblum.

          Good luck!
          Rebecca

          > 2008/7/16 Jennifer <Jolica17@...>:
          >
          > > Hi there. I just recently took over as the costume supervisor for a
          > > ballet company. As I was going through the costume shop I found some
          > > chemicals that I will never use and frankly don't want in my shop.
          > > Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find info. on how to safely
          > > dispose of these chemicals. I've looked up the MSDS but these only
          > > tell you how to handle it safely, not how to get rid of it safely.
          > > Any ideas where I might be able to find this info. The chemicals I
          > > have are Everblum (Special Cleaning Fluid) and Imperial Cleaner. The
          > > Imperial Cleaner is in a can that looks to date from the 60s.
          > > Slightly scary, but true. Any input on what to do would be greatly
          > > appreciated!
          > >
          > > Thanks & Have a Groovy Day!
          > > Jen
        • Sherry Ross
          Check with your local Hazardous waste depot for places to despose of the chemicals or places that will take it. Waste management services would be another
          Message 4 of 10 , Jul 19, 2008
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            Check with your local Hazardous waste depot for places to despose of
            the chemicals or places that will take it. Waste management services
            would be another resource




            --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, queenortart
            <queenortart@...> wrote:
            >
            > My inclination even though it will cost money is to call a specialist
            > waste disposal company. The legal and potential financial consequences
            > of doing anything else are not good
            >
            > Sue
            >
            > 2008/7/16 Jennifer <Jolica17@...>:
            > > Hi there. I just recently took over as the costume supervisor for a
            > > ballet company. As I was going through the costume shop I found some
            > > chemicals that I will never use and frankly don't want in my shop.
            > > Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find info. on how to safely
            > > dispose of these chemicals. I've looked up the MSDS but these only
            > > tell you how to handle it safely, not how to get rid of it safely.
            > > Any ideas where I might be able to find this info. The chemicals I
            > > have are Everblum (Special Cleaning Fluid) and Imperial Cleaner. The
            > > Imperial Cleaner is in a can that looks to date from the 60s.
            > > Slightly scary, but true. Any input on what to do would be greatly
            > > appreciated!
            > >
            > > Thanks & Have a Groovy Day!
            > > Jen
            > >
            > >
            >
            >
            >
            > --
            > "We can lick gravity but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming."
            >
            > Wernher von Braun
            >
          • geneiak
            i recently read an article about disposing of household products- it suggests that using the products over a period of time might be better than actually
            Message 5 of 10 , Jul 19, 2008
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              i recently read an article about disposing of household products-

              it suggests that using the products over a period of time might be
              better than actually disposing of these products-

              Everbloom is a good dry cleaning product. The use of this product to
              spot clean a costume could actually be less harmful to the environment
              than the full drycleaning of something that only needs a spot cleaned-
              Not sure what the other product is for.
              Are the containers in good condition?
              Do you have a vented flammables cabinet for storage of chemicals?

              Unfortunately the Green World has not provided all the answers and
              solutions to the mandate of not using harmful chemicals.

              retshopbuyer


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            • Pixie
              you could phone your local fire department and ask them, they should be able to give you some advice, hope this helps. ~Lily
              Message 6 of 10 , Jul 19, 2008
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                you could phone your local fire department and ask them, they should be
                able to give you some advice, hope this helps. ~Lily
              • Curtis
                ... Contact your local waste management organization (around here, that stuff is all contracted out, but overseen by the county organization, but if you re in
                Message 7 of 10 , Jul 19, 2008
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                  --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Jennifer"
                  <Jolica17@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Hi there. I just recently took over as the costume supervisor for a
                  > ballet company. As I was going through the costume shop I found some
                  > chemicals that I will never use and frankly don't want in my shop.
                  > Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find info. on how to safely
                  > dispose of these chemicals.

                  Contact your local waste management organization (around here, that
                  stuff is all contracted out, but overseen by the county organization,
                  but if you're in a more urban area, it will probably be
                  city-controlled, if not run by the city outright). They likely have
                  specific policies for disposal of chemical waste. One of the cities I
                  used to live in actually had a couple of days each year where you were
                  allowed to bring in such waste (old battery acid, paint, thinner, all
                  that sort of thing) and there was no additional charge for handling
                  it, just to encourage people to A) get rid of it before it actually
                  started leaking, and B0 get rid of it in a responsible fashion (as
                  opposed to simply dumping it in their back yard somewhere or throwing
                  it out with the regular trash...)
                • Pierre & Sandy Pettinger
                  What Curtis said. In Lincoln, Nebraska, it s the City/County health department that is in charge of waste management. And they regularly have household
                  Message 8 of 10 , Jul 19, 2008
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                    What Curtis said. In Lincoln, Nebraska, it's the City/County health
                    department that is in charge of waste management. And they regularly
                    have household chemical collections, starting in April and running
                    thru October. There's probably 8 of them during that time, in
                    rotating locations around the city. We took in some label-less,
                    rusting containers with unknown stuff in them (probably pesticide of
                    some sort) that was left in the garage by the previous owner when
                    they moved. No problem.

                    Sandy

                    At 12:37 PM 7/19/2008, Curtis wrote:

                    >--- In
                    ><mailto:TheCostumersManifesto%40yahoogroups.com>TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com,
                    >"Jennifer"
                    ><Jolica17@...> wrote:
                    > >
                    > > Hi there. I just recently took over as the costume supervisor for a
                    > > ballet company. As I was going through the costume shop I found some
                    > > chemicals that I will never use and frankly don't want in my shop.
                    > > Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find info. on how to safely
                    > > dispose of these chemicals.
                    >
                    >Contact your local waste management organization (around here, that
                    >stuff is all contracted out, but overseen by the county organization,
                    >but if you're in a more urban area, it will probably be
                    >city-controlled, if not run by the city outright). They likely have
                    >specific policies for disposal of chemical waste. One of the cities I
                    >used to live in actually had a couple of days each year where you were
                    >allowed to bring in such waste (old battery acid, paint, thinner, all
                    >that sort of thing) and there was no additional charge for handling
                    >it, just to encourage people to A) get rid of it before it actually
                    >started leaking, and B0 get rid of it in a responsible fashion (as
                    >opposed to simply dumping it in their back yard somewhere or throwing
                    >it out with the regular trash...)

                    "Those Who Fail To Learn History
                    Are Doomed to Repeat It;
                    Those Who Fail To Learn History Correctly --
                    Why They Are Simply Doomed.

                    Achemdro'hm
                    "The Illusion of Historical Fact"
                    -- C.Y. 4971

                    Andromeda
                  • Kat Hannon
                    Don t know if someone suggested this yet or not - having some trouble with my email lately.   Go down to your Friendly Neighborhood Firehouse, I m sure they
                    Message 9 of 10 , Jul 20, 2008
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                      Don't know if someone suggested this yet or not - having some trouble with my email lately.
                       
                      Go down to your Friendly Neighborhood Firehouse, I'm sure they would be able to tell you or at least point you in the correct direction.  That's the usual collection point for most hazwaste recycling anyway. I've always found them very helpful, even if I'm just going in for directions.  

                      =^.^=

                      "If a man could be crossed with a cat,
                      It would improve the man,
                      but it would deteriorate the cat."
                      Mark Twain
                      Please note that Mark Twain specified
                      that the cross would improve the MAN,
                      no need to include women in that.
                      Women and cats are perfect as is.

                      --- On Sun, 7/20/08, Randolph Keator <rkeator@...> wrote:

                      From: Randolph Keator <rkeator@...>
                      Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Disposal of some yucky chemicals
                      To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
                      Date: Sunday, July 20, 2008, 9:15 AM







                      A couple of options. Give a call to your waste hauler and ask if they provide hazardous waste pickup. Or call the waste facility in your area and they may be able to place you in touch with a collection service that does not charge for the service. In our area we have a hazardous chemical collection week in May and September each year. The goal is mainly to keep household chemicals from going into landfills. The county coordinates and runs the program. It's worth checking if something like that takes place in your area.
                      Randy

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                    • Randolph Keator
                      A couple of options. Give a call to your waste hauler and ask if they provide hazardous waste pickup. Or call the waste facility in your area and they may be
                      Message 10 of 10 , Jul 20, 2008
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                        A couple of options. Give a call to your waste hauler and ask if they provide hazardous waste pickup. Or call the waste facility in your area and they may be able to place you in touch with a collection service that does not charge for the service. In our area we have a hazardous chemical collection week in May and September each year. The goal is mainly to keep household chemicals from going into landfills. The county coordinates and runs the program. It's worth checking if something like that takes place in your area.
                        Randy

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