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Old 03-12-2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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Came back from the True Value trade show in Dallas,TX this weekend and got new insight into a product I have been carrying for a little while. I brought it in because it was the only solution for oil paint disposal I had, the town hasn't had a hazardous waste day in 9 years. It turns out it can be used for solvents, oil, fuel, pesticides and pretty much anything else.
http://www.cocoabsorb.com/

The test at the booth was interesting, mixed hydraulic oil and water, dumped in some absorb and was able to squeeze out the water while it held the oil. Disney is using it for "protein spills"
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:17 PM   #2
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Too bad MA doesn't get into a program like Oregon has; a statewide recycling program that gets paid for when paint, primer, stain, etc is purchased. Sure, call it a tax if you want but at least I know what the money is paying for. Plus it's great having places to drop off accumulated products. Personally, I really like the program and support it 100%.
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Too bad MA doesn't get into a program like Oregon has; a statewide recycling program that gets paid for when paint, primer, stain, etc is purchased. Sure, call it a tax if you want but at least I know what the money is paying for. Plus it's great having places to drop off accumulated products. Personally, I really like the program and support it 100%.
I've tried different avenues to get into this just so I could have a system in place when it does happen and to stand out as being the only guy around who offers the service. I can't even get a call back or e-mail from the company who manages the program.
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Came back from the True Value trade show in Dallas,TX this weekend and got new insight into a product I have been carrying for a little while. I brought it in because it was the only solution for oil paint disposal I had, the town hasn't had a hazardous waste day in 9 years. It turns out it can be used for solvents, oil, fuel, pesticides and pretty much anything else.
http://www.cocoabsorb.com/

The test at the booth was interesting, mixed hydraulic oil and water, dumped in some absorb and was able to squeeze out the water while it held the oil. Disney is using it for "protein spills"
For years, we've been using the "kitty litter"-type absorbants from the auto parts stores (Bentonite, I think). What are the advantages of the cocoasorb over those...cost, etc.
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Came back from the True Value trade show in Dallas,TX this weekend and got new insight into a product I have been carrying for a little while. I brought it in because it was the only solution for oil paint disposal I had, the town hasn't had a hazardous waste day in 9 years. It turns out it can be used for solvents, oil, fuel, pesticides and pretty much anything else.
http://www.cocoabsorb.com/

The test at the booth was interesting, mixed hydraulic oil and water, dumped in some absorb and was able to squeeze out the water while it held the oil. Disney is using it for "protein spills"
Is this suitable for GALLONS of paint disposal, or just for spills? Even though the town of Norfolk has a paint recycling shed, there are some rules and I doubt my decades old partial cans would fall within the guidelines.

When we move, I'd love a way to dispose without needing to call Clean Harbor.



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Because the sorbent doesn't leach after its dried out it has been lab tested and approved for landfill disposal. When I get back into the store Monday I can post some lab approval letters from EPA and other sources. When clay sorbents rewet they leach like speedy dry or kitty litter. Coco dry absorbs more pound for pound. As far as cost, the price tag is higher but when you factor out how much it does per pound you use less and works faster.
They label different bags geared to different industries but its all the same stuff. You can dry out left over gallons and toss it.
So, to be continued with test results.
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Better yet, they have it summed up on their site. http://www.cocoabsorb.com/the-cocotest/
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For waterborne products sure, but not with oil-based ones because of the possibility of spontaneous combustion.
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The biggest thing with landfills is the leaching after its dried. Around here you can dry out latex and toss it, don't have to wait for a hazardous waste day that usually happens once a year on a Wednesday from 9-11 am. I'll tell people to paint some cardboard or scrap plywood and dispose. But even that is getting more stringent with towns adopting mandatory recycling.
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