Originally Posted by GTX63
Yes, clean out a ex painters house with 300+ cans of paint and watch the eyes of the landfill manager as you pull up with those on your trailer. What a money maker they make those out to be, lol.
Empty cans of latex paint? Sure!
What about partial or full cans? Do you go through the extra steps required to properly dispose of these for the allowable? Load them up and haul them back to the shop, unload them, open each one up pour them out on the plywood or mix sawdust or something so they'll solidify, reload them and finally haul them and now possibly the plywood as well to the landfill. Lets say you are getting full HUD CY allowable minus 20%, do you do all that to 30-40 gallons per cubic yard for $40?
All of my local landfills have no problem accepting solidified latex paint as non hazardous debris. Simply pay $31.05 per ton and dump away. They will even accept oil/solvent based paints and stains for free, but they only do this once a month, so I have to load from the house, unload at my shop, store until that one Saturday per month, remember to set the required appointment with the landfill for their hazmat collection day event, reload and haul to the dump on that special Saturday and pour them out.
I learned early on that a profit cannot be made when paints are disposed of for the cubic yard allowable, and after explaining this to my clients, none of them have any problems paying me a 'hazardous waste' disposal fee per gallon, to help cover all the extra costs involved in their disposal.