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Acetone disposal - 18-08-08, 09:38 PM

How is it best to dispose of acetone; down the toilet or outside drain?

Or is it ok to pour it down the sink just as long as its just a one-off as I seem to remember being told that its not good to continuously dispose of it this way?

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18-08-08, 09:42 PM

Hi Michelle, what I do is put it outside to evaporate then just peel the skin that is left in the soak off bowls and put that in the bin, then wash the soak off bowls.

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18-08-08, 09:43 PM

I was taught to absorb it with tissue or kitchen roll, then put those into a carrier bag or small bin liner, tie a knot in the bag and put outside in your wheelie bin !??
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18-08-08, 09:43 PM

I was always told NEVER to pour acetone down a sink, it can melt plastic pipes!

soak it up with cotton wool and then chuck it in the bin is what i do

Somewhere I previously worked wold have given a member of staff a disciplinary if they poured acetone down the sink!
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18-08-08, 09:45 PM

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I was taught to absorb it with tissue or kitchen roll, then put those into a carrier bag or small bin liner, tie a knot in the bag and put outside in your wheelie bin !??
This is how i was taught too,
if you pour it down the sink it will melt the plastic pipes,
if you flush it down the toilet it will contaminate the water system (water is filtered and recycled remember) hth
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18-08-08, 09:50 PM

If you pour it down the sink it can melt the plastic pipes.

We always soak it up with kitchen roll, then put it in the outside bin xx
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18-08-08, 09:53 PM

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We always soak it up with kitchen roll, then put it in the outside bin xx
So do I, never down the toilet or the sink...
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18-08-08, 09:56 PM

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If you pour it down the sink it can melt the plastic pipes.

We always soak it up with kitchen roll, then put it in the outside bin xx

Ditto !!
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Exclaim acetone disposal - 18-08-08, 10:12 PM

Many years ago we sought official advice from SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) and we were informed that acetone is not a chemical to be too concerned about. Will not melt plastic pipes and it is absolutely fine to flush down the loo. Maybe different Environmental Agencies give differing advice throughout the country????????????
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18-08-08, 11:39 PM

hi ive always put my down the sink and then ran both the hot and cold water straight after it to get rid of the smell i suppose ill have to get into the hang of doing it a different way now whoops!
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19-08-08, 09:15 AM

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Many years ago we sought official advice from SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) and we were informed that acetone is not a chemical to be too concerned about. Will not melt plastic pipes and it is absolutely fine to flush down the loo. Maybe different Environmental Agencies give differing advice throughout the country????????????
not only it may melt the plastic pipes (now not all pipes are made of plastic) but it IS an ENVIRONMENT DISASTER to flush it down, or whatever.

what happens to the what you sually flush? usually these go to be treated as they are "natural" (hense also why you should not dispose of any chemical thing this way) by bacteries...

bring a chemical content in there, you kill the bacteries. plain and easy.

Many years ago the system may have been different...

the other advice that have been given, anything to absorb it, and then you trash it as a chemical thing.

remember it is highly inflamable so maybe where you live they also are treated differently.
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19-08-08, 09:52 AM

I soak mine up with couch roll, and then wrap in tin foil and dispose of it in the bin.
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19-08-08, 10:28 AM

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I soak mine up with couch roll, and then wrap in tin foil and dispose of it in the bin.
tin foil has to be recycled and therefore in a separate bin

(yes I am picky with this, as much as we can, I think it is our resp to damage the planet the less possible, knowing that the biggest part of our products doesn't help healing it...)
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19-08-08, 05:13 PM

I too use couch roll or cotton wool,to soak it up,or the tissue ive had the bowl standing on while in use.Put in to a bin bag with a big knot & into bin outside.Or the salon will stink of it.
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19-08-08, 05:28 PM

Better in the outside bin as the smell lingers when it's inside My other half hates the smell
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