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