The Proper Way To Dispose of Recycled Media
Tumbling media is never for just one-time use. Actually, tumbling media is typically used multiple times before losing its performance properties. Eventually, you’ll need new media to continue with your projects, but when you’re ready to throw out your old media, think twice before just dumping it in the garbage. When getting rid of media, there are a few guidelines you must follow for proper disposal. Proper disposal of media is the duty of all sandblasting users.
Why Is Proper Disposal Important?
Users must be conscious that recycled media may contain contaminants from the parts that have been processed through the media. Generally, this isn’t the case, but it’s possible after certain types of finishing projects. To begin, it’s important to remember that none of our tumbling media options contain harmful materials. Consider the surfaces you’ve finished, such as metal or painted surfaces. The leftover particles from finishing these materials may harm the environment, therefore they need to end up in the right place.
The Disposal Process
The first step for disposal is trapping the media in a closed basket or container. This way, it’s all contained in one place. It’s paramount that all media is fully contained.
Next comes the transportation of the recycled media into a waste bag or basket. During the transfer, no dust particles should release from the removal basket. Ensure this by moving slowly, and allowing time for the dust to settle before trapping the media and throwing it out. For media containing metals from certain paints and metal parts, dispose of it as hazardous waste. Although the waste is in solid form, the harmful materials still hold the same hazardous properties.
We strongly recommend the disposal process is completed with the appropriate safety products. With the appropriate safety procedures in order, any exposure to the media will not harm the disposer.
Here at Kramer, operate by our KramerThinksGreen initiative. This motivates us to constantly search for the most sustainable solutions for surface finishing. It’s our duty to the environment to provide our clients with green product options. This entails renewable resources with high reusability, a relentless pursuit to keep improving products, and sticking to natural ingredients. To learn more about the KramerThinksGreen initiative and our renewable tumbling media options, contact us. We’ll provide you with the best methods for recycled media disposal.