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E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc.

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Recycling

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Solid Waste

Substance: Aerosol Cans

Location: Orange, Orange County TX

No. of employees: 2000

Contact: Roy Tiller

Phone: (409) 886-6945


Implemented method to eliminate aerosol cans from the solid hazardous waste stream.

P2 Application:

Aerosol can disposal by industry is regulated per the Texas Waste classification rules 31 TAC 305.508 (2) (c)."Aerosol cans that have been depleted of their contents, such that the inner pressure of the can @ atmospheric pressure, may be classified as Class 2 wastes. If, after depleting the can of its contents, it still contains a Hazardous of Class I residue, then the container shall be subjected to the criteria listed in 31 TAC 35.505 (Class I Waste Determination)."

Environmental Benefits:

Implementing the Aerosolv system has eliminated aerosol cans from the waste stream, reducing landfill requirements by 100,000 cans and increasing scrap steel by 25,000 pounds. By developing the aerosol can handling procedure, plant wide compliance is easily obtained. Undocumented environmental benefits include reduction of hazardous waste transportation and handling, and reduction of hydrocarbon emissions to the atmosphere.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

The financial benefit of implementing the Aerosolv procedure will result in cost savings of transportation alone of $15,000 while creating a new source of recyclable scrap steel.

Source: TCEQ

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