Many aerospace activities generate dangerous waste. We work with aerospace and aircraft companies to ensure dangerous waste is handled correctly.

Common types of dangerous waste in the aerospace industry

The aerospace industry crosses many sectors that generate dangerous waste, such as plastic fabrication, metalworking, and electronics. Common wastes include:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Metal cleaning and plating wastes (such as sludges, acid/alkaline solutions, or metal-bearing and cyanide bearing solutions)
  • Solvents:
    • 1,1,1-trichloroethane
    • Methylene chloride
    • Trichloroethylene
    • Waste methylene chloride paint thinner
    • Waste methylene chloride paint sludge stripped from parts equipment
    • Toluene or MEK
    • Sludge or “bottoms” from solvent stills that recycle gun cleaner or thinner
  • Absorbent materials, such as kitty litter contaminated with dangerous waste
  • Used shop towels
  • Fluorescent bulbs and PCB-containing light ballasts
  • Paint booth wash water
  • Used oil (metalworking oils, coolants, and debris)