Printech Archive, November, 1998: Re: Disposal of Flexographic Ink

Re: Disposal of Flexographic Ink

Steven Noble (
Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:47:53 -0500

Either way you have coninuing liability for the waste and the comment about
assuring it can be landfilled is right on the mark.

The real key is to determine which company gives the best protection against
future liability. Some of this protection will come as company assets others
will be actual certificates of destruction. Keep MSDS's in a file and any
analysis of the waste that the disposal firm requires for acceptance. This
documentation will help you later in life, if they come back and ask for
contributions to clean up their mess.

My suggestion is send it to the fuel blender...there will be less to dig up

Steve Noble
Environmental Manager
Photo Marketing Association

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Salomon []
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 1998 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: Disposal of Flexographic Ink

Boy that sounds cheap. Make sure that the material can be land filled and
that they are taking responsibility for the waste. Most of the time the
waste is fuel blended and then burned. The price is very good, hopefully
not too good.

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Gifford <>
To: Printech posting address <>
Date: Thursday, November 19, 1998 11:29 AM
Subject: Disposal of Flexographic Ink

>Can someone provide information to answer this question?
>Harry Carter wrote:
>> I am presently trying to dispose of 40,000 lbs of Flexographic Ink
>> that was manufactured by Morrison Ink Company of Cleveland, OH.
>> I have found a company in Alabama that has offered a price of
>> $ 72.00 per 55 gallon drum for transportation and disposal and
>> another quote of $ 63.00 per 55 gallon drum for disposal in a
>> certified industrial landfill. Do you have any ideas?
>> I have very little knowledge on "certified industrial landfills" do
>> you have any information on them.
>> Any assistance is appreciated.
>> Sincerely,
>> Harry Carter
>> Commodity Recycling, Inc
>> Richmond, VA 23234
>> (O) 804 231-0739
>> (F) 804 231-0785
>* Robert Gifford
>* Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC), and
>* Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC)
>* 610 Langdon Street rm 531
>* Madison, WI 53703
>* (608)262-1083 Voice (608)262-6250 Fax



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