How do I dispose of used sorbents?
Ultimately it is up to the user to determine suitability of disposal based on state, local and federal regulation.
Nonhazardous liquids absorbed with any type of sorbent may be disposed of in the regular disposal service (trash).
Hazardous liquids (Toxic, flammable, explosive, reactive) in most cases will remain hazardous after being absorbed.
Lets review hazardous spills based on type of sorbent being used:
Polypropylene sorbents may be squeezed out releasing the absorbed liquids. Incineration or further treatment is required
WYK Fresh is biodegradable and therefore not ideal for use on haz-mat liquids. Sorbent degrades, leaving the chemical to pollute the groundwater.
WYK Brand socks and pillows not only soak up chemicals fast, they hold onto them under pressure and will not release them again later. Best choice for haz-mat liquids.
WYK Safety Sorbent and WYK Super Sorbent exhibit the same solidification qualities as the socks and pillows, holding onto liquids and not releasing them later. This makes them the ideal choice for haz-mat liquid solidification and cleanup.