Thursday, May 15, 2014

Environmentally friendly and responsible management of paint, paint tools and associated waste

CPMS is committed to environmental issues, especially paint waste disposal.

The revolutionary wash system converts waterbourne paint washings into clear water and solid waste, allowing for easier and safer disposal.

For a number of years we have owned and used the Environmental Wash System ES 450 to safely dispose of waterbased waste.

How the Envirowash system works.

The units are made up of two parts - the sink and a separate filtration tank.

The units work by separating paint washings into clear water and solid paint. The spray gun is used to wash rollers, brushes, paint trays, pots and anything else that has been used in the painting process. Once the unit is full, treatment chemicals are used to separate the solid matter and water from the paint washings.

After 1-6 hours, clear water remains in the top of the tank and paint sludge is left at the bottom. Clear water can be recycled into other trade related applications, or released onto flat grassy areas and gardens.

Remaining paint sludge is filtered, ready for removal and drying. Once residue is dry, it is ready to be disposed of as non-hazardous solid waste.