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Paint Booth Filters Disposal

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Whenever paint or coating overspray evaporates into the air of a spray booth, it is captured by a spray booth filter. These filters:

  • Confine the application of a hazardous material to a restricted controlled environment
  • Prevent hazardous overspray and volatiles from escaping confinement and causing fire or explosion to nearby operations.
  • Control air fuel/mixture so that a combustible combination cannot occur.
  • Provide a clean environment in which to paint.

Disposing of paint booth filters requires the meeting of proper safety guidelines. Paint booth filters can be considered hazardous waste if they contain certain solvents or if they have ignitable material in them. The following are materials that are frequently found in paint compounds that can also classify paint booth filters as hazardous waste:

  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Selenium
  • Silver

Whether it is due to contact with hazardous solvents, the materials within the paint itself, or other factors such as flammability, it is important to work with a waste company that lists paint filters as one of their accepted wastes.