"Where Do My Spraybooth Filters Go When They Die?"

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Many shops in the US pay to have their used spraybooth filters hauled away by commercial recyclers. The commercial recyclers in turn sell the filters to rotary kiln operators. Recently, incinerator operators with EPA regulatory burdens have taken exception to this practice. Rotary kilns are typically found where masonry products are manufactured (brickyards, etc). Incinerator operators have protested that the rotary kilns are performing the same function without sharing the regulatory burden. What does this mean to the bodyshop guys? Its reasonable to assume that, under pressure brought to bear by the incinerator facilities, changes are afoot as to upgrades that will be required on the part of the kilns in order to continue the practice of burning (among other things) spraybooth filters as fuel. Obviously there will be sites that are not willing to spend the money to upgrade their facilities in order to accept these items as fuel. When that happens, its not unlikely that commercial recyclers will have to develop alternatives - the cost of which may be passed back to the generators in the form of rate increases.

Spraybooth filters can be legally disposed of in shop dumpsters once they have been subjected to TCLP testing for heavy metals. For additional information, please refer to http://members.aol.com/dlhe1.

-- Tara L. Munro (dlhe1@aol.com), May 24, 1997


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-- Tara L. Munro (dlhe1@aol.com), June 27, 1997.

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