Solvent Send-off

Q. What’s the best way to dispose of dirty Turpenoid?

A. The best way to dispose of any dirty solvent, and the method I practice myself, is to collect it in a safe container with a secure top; I use empty, gallon-size mineral spirits containers. Be sure to label the container with its contents, including the pigment content of the paints. When the container is full, take it to your city or county’s hazardous waste collection site. There it will be safely recycled or incinerated with no harm to the environment.

Artist and instructor Butch Krieger is a contributing editor for The Artist’s Magazine. He lives in Port Angeles, Washington.

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