How does one dispose of acetone?

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  1. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    How does one dispose of acetone? You certainly don't dump it into the sewer system...
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I would call my Waste Dept. in your Town or City . In my town we have a drop-off for that sort of stuff .Cheers all :cigar:
  4. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Just leave it in a bowl outside, it will evaporate.
  5. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Since the vapor is very flammable let it evaporate outside away from igniting sources such as gas stove / water heaters, etc. Jim
  6. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    Give it to someone who can use it to remove fingernail polish. Fingernail polish remover is usually just acetone.
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Really just leave it outside in the Environment :yack:. What if you Call your Town Office and see what they say . Think people .
  8. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Since we are on a coin forum, I am assuming that the is talking about a small amount of acetone. Its nail polish remover, not Sulfuric Acid.
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  9. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Why dispose of it? It has functionality in the hobby. Just use it.
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  10. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Google: “Proper disposal of acetone”...jmho...Spark
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  11. Vertigo

    Vertigo Did someone say bust?

    I've dumped it in the sink and washed it away. Not gallons...
  12. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Open the container. It will disappear on its own.
  13. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the municipalities really do with all of the contaminants turned in by concerned citizens. I suppose it doesn't matter because we have been lectured the atmosphere is going down the tubes. @ 0% carbon footprint creation in the USA, the effects will be negligible in the overall scheme of things. Not many realize our (world) inability to control climate change. Mother Nature will have her way no matter what we do.
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  14. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    I agree 100%, but i also think our actions, as humans, may have some effect on her wrath. Mother nature didn't invent modern acid rain, we did! Awesome humans!
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  15. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Here's a good trick . Put it in kitty litter and throw it in the trash . People do it with paint if you want to be quick about it instead of letting it dry .;)
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  16. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    On the contrary, Mother Nature collects air pollutants and has for billions of years which when added to heavy H2O in the atmosphere falls as acid rain. Mother Nature produces contaminants every day just as we do.
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  17. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    What is the evaporation rate of acetone? Quick answer: Varies by surface area and ambient temperature variation.
  18. Maxfli

    Maxfli Supporter! Supporter

    What kind of amounts are we talking about?
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  19. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Right she invented ANCIENT acid rain.

    I just dump mine on the concrete driveway, evaporates very rapidly, and sometimes for fun I ignite it
  20. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    No, you definitely don't want to pour it down any drains as it will dissolve some drain lines. And then you've really got problems, expensive ones !

    It's what I always did, simplest and easiest solution. And harmless as well.

    But, if that doesn't appeal to you, most paint stores are set up to accept a wide variety of used, and or unused solvents like acetone. Simply take to them in a sealed container and they'll dispose of it - usually free of charge.
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  21. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    Of course she does, been doing so for billions of years, and she's was still chugging, on her own. Modern humans came along, and destroyed her in 200 years. Surely, anyone can see that.
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