So I ask:
If you neutralize Sparex with sodium bicarbonate and pour it down your
drain, this is bad. But if you pour Drano (sodium hydroxide) down your
drain, this is OK.
Personally, sodium hydroxide is way more caustic than neutralized Sparex.
Not all cities have pickup for toxic chemicals. Woburn, the home of Civil
Action (we even have a tour bus visiting Main St.) has no provision for
toxic waste day. When I started Metalwerx, I made sure to visit City Hall
and get all the poop on toxic waste day pickup. “Uh, well…we don’t have
one”, was the response. “How do people dispose their toxic waste?” “Well,
I don’t know, and I don’t want to know”. This kind of “stick your head in
the sand” of my elected officials drives me crazy. I have gallons of spent
ferric chloride in my basement, which will cost me $100 to drag away when I
have filled a barrel of it. The barrel is on order.
Climbing down off my soapbox (which I will dispose of ecologically).