VOLUME 7 • NUMBER 9 • JUNE 1989
JLC · JUNE 1989
Like it or not, if painting is a part
of your business, the government
considers you a "toxic waste
generator." And this means that
the solvents used to clean brushes,
rollers, and paint guns are subject
to the same strict disposal requirements
as other toxic materials.
The legal disposal methods are
expensive and require considerable
paperwork. As a result, both
large and small contractors have
been looking for ways to reduce
this waste or their handling of it.
Land Disposal Outlawed
At the federal level, the key
restrictive legislation is the
Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act (RECRA).
When Congress reauthorized
RECRA in 1984, it tightened the
law to prohibit any land