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Throwing chemicals down the drain

...is obviously not the right thing to do.


However, can someone advise how i can safely get rid of 50mls of used paint thinner?


Can it go in the waste oil collection point? it is hydrocarbon based...
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Re: Throwing chemicals down the drain

Local authorities usually advise on this via an information sheet concerning recycling. It is different in different places.
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Re: Throwing chemicals down the drain

They do, and theres 4 ways:


Return to point of sale
Take to a collection point
leave outside during a sonderabfallstellung
or take to the cantonal special waste office.


i guess my question is, is option 1 possible if i just take a small jar of used paint thinner to coop bau and hobby?


will they accept it?


Also, there is a waste oil collection point near my house...can i put it in there, since it accepts all manner of oil waste (inlcuding waste motor oil)?
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They do, and theres 4 ways:
i guess my question is, is option 1 possible if i just take a small jar of used paint thinner to coop bau and hobby?


will they accept it?
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Also, there is a waste oil collection point near my house...can i put it in there, since it accepts all manner of oil waste (inlcuding waste motor oil)?
Paint thinner is no oil.
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...is obviously not the right thing to do.


However, can someone advise how i can safely get rid of 50mls of used paint thinner?


Can it go in the waste oil collection point? it is hydrocarbon based...
Contact these guys: https://www.stadt.sg.ch/home/verwalt...-stgallen.html

They should be able to tell you where to bring in your paint thinner.
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Re: Throwing chemicals down the drain

Log on to your community/city/village website and search for ABFALLREGLEMENT, there you should get all the information you need.

I found the detailed website of the city St.Gallen which covers your specific problem as well:

https://www.stadt.sg.ch/home/raum-um...le-altoel.html


As it is only 50mls, a good bet could also be to ask in a pharmacy whether they take it back and if not, they may advise you further. Certainly do NOT discard of it through the sink or toilet!!
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i guess my question is, is option 1 possible if i just take a small jar of used paint thinner to coop bau and hobby?


will they accept it?

Yes they will, as will Jumbo or Migros Do It.

There was a thread about something similar recently. They need to know exactly what it is so it needs to be in the original container or clearly labelled.
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Re: Throwing chemicals down the drain

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...is obviously not the right thing to do.


However, can someone advise how i can safely get rid of 50mls of used paint thinner?


Can it go in the waste oil collection point? it is hydrocarbon based...
Your favourite retailer that also sells them, they're obliged to. Coop Bau+Hobby and Jumbo take back usual amounts regardless of origin.

Keep them in the original container if possible, and don't mix.
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Re: Throwing chemicals down the drain

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However, can someone advise how i can safely get rid of 50mls of used paint thinner?
Burn it.

Alternatively, leave it open to evaporate.

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Re: Throwing chemicals down the drain

The canton St. Gallen website:
http://www.umwelt.sg.ch/home/Themen/...tabfaelle.html

Either (original) Point of Sale, local collection point, or during special collection days.

Addresses: http://www.umwelt.sg.ch/home/Themen/...melstellen.pdf

An other option, as we do not have landfills: Bind it with cat litter and dispose it in the normal garbage bag. It will be burned in the incinerator.
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Re: Throwing chemicals down the drain

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There was a thread about something similar recently.
https://www.englishforum.ch/housing-...ontainers.html
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