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Where do you get rid of your waste ink?

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by thewoodage, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. thewoodage

    thewoodage Member

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    Where do you get rid of your waste ink? No idea where to even start to look?!?
     
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  2. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    Big bucket of kitty litter. Pour it in, let it dry in the litter, then throw away like normal trash... That's what our dealer told us to do, has worked well so far.
     
  3. MobileImpact

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    I have a hole dig into the ground, out back by the pond. It's about 12" wide and 36" deep. We pour it in there. Funny thing is the hole never gets filled up. I think it soaks into the ground and just disappears.

    Just kidding. The city lets us drop it off to them (No Fee) in coffee cans and they dispose of it.

    (I think they have a bigger hole dug out some where.)

    Kevin
     
  4. GK

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    lol, we had a hole too til some weird plants started to grow around the building :Big Laugh. We actually used to use the kitty litter method in the 5 gal buckets we got from liquid clear coat. About 2 years ago a recycling plant opened down the road, now we just drop the full 5 gal buckets off and they get rid of it properly...probably in the huge pond in the back :rolleyes:
     
  5. player

    player Major Contributor

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    I put mine in toothpaste and sell it to China.

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  6. GK

    GK Very Active Member

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    lol its bout time someone send crappy stuff to them instead of the other way around =P
     
  7. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    I put ours in the bird bath.
     
  8. Gino

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    These guys buy it by the truckload.

    See...... it doesn't effect them either.



    We save ours in glass bowls and the gold fish recycle through their little gills. It's an interesting process to watch.

    Actually, we just let it dry out also and then throw it away. We also have, twice a year, city hazardous pick-ups for free.​
     

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  9. ChicagoGraphics

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    You can use a 5 gallon bucket with either kitty litter or what you use for small oil spills. Make sure you put the lid on it while not in use, I pretty much blew my first bucket up, I tossed a cigarette butt in it forgetting what it was......lol
     
  10. Craig Sjoquist

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    It's hot and humind here ...so I have big fans so it drips in a mister in front of fans .... that way our customers are colorfull as they come thru door lol


    13 folds
     
  11. GARY CULY

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    have old 5 gallon paint bucket out in the alley ,,,i pour it all in there put lid on it ,,seems a lot evaporates and turns to muck ...its not hurting our earth or anyone ...im not trying to bend rules of our land but theres only 2 pick -up services in our area ,mostly get old crap from body shops , and there very proud of there service to the piont im not paying that much to come get my old ink
     
  12. thewoodage

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    thanks for the responses - i'll try the hole in the gro.... i mean i'll try the 5-gallon bucket method
     
  13. bob

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    Just pour it out on the ground. Preferably someplace where you won't mind if it stains the area black. A couple of ounces of anything you're likely to generate isn't going to alter the course of history no matter what you do with it.

    This what I've been doing for years now. If it pisses someone off, good. I'm sufficiently perverse to take some small pleasure in the discomfort of others whose prejudices I refuse to accommodate.
     
  14. Bradster941

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    I sneak over late at night and dump it in my neighbors pool, (he’s a jerk).

    Leaves a nice dark ring around the pool.
     
  15. TheSnowman

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    I've got 3 old gallon containers of what Application Fluid came in...I never have really thought about where to put them...I just figured I'd start a pyramid w/ them. I'm glad you brought up the subject.
     
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