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Printech Archives, March 1998: Re: Rag Program

Re: Rag Program

Judy Zaczkowski (
Fri, 3 Apr 1998 10:11:28 -0500 (EST)

Hi Tim:

There's a company called Maratek that has equipment for on-site recycling of
shop towels where the solvent is recovered and the towels laundered. Their
number is (800) 667-6272 or (905) 857-2738. I think Mr. Andrew Maxwell could
talk with you about some options.

Judy Zaczkowski

> I am looking for some thoughts on a rag reclamation program, where we
would purchase a few months supply and ship out and have them cleaned and
returned. I am in the process of researching this with our current waste company, so
it's not as much as where I do it, but how feasible it is. One of our
major concerns revolves around the fact that we believe that the rag & rug
service we now use washes our solvent rags and the wash ends up in the is that
solvent and all ends up in the sewer!! Is this a normal process for the rag &
rug people? Are they doing the "right" thing, or just looking the other way?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. We average approx 2500 per week


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