Date:Tue, 9 May 2000 14:51:25 -0500
Metal ink cans can go to a recycler if you first clear it with them. Usually a copy of the M.S.D.S. for the materials contained in the cans needs to be reviewed by the scrap dealer to ensure that you have no controlled materials. I actually take the scraped out cans and throw them in an oven to dry any residual. I then smash them with a can smasher (to save space) and then have the recycler pick them up. No cost to me. They give me money for the material. I mix the cans in with my scrap metal. Check with your state/county/city to make sure that they have no concerns regarding how you handle the waste stream or how you can. Plastic bottles: I would check with your local recyclers. Triple rinse will probably be required.