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#1 Chakib

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

Hi all,

 

What is the regulation regarding disposal of dietary supplements (large quantities). We have more than 1000Lbs that they do not meet the specification of the labels (and can not be re-worked), we want to dispose of them. The pH is 3.5, is it possible to adjust the pH to 7, and just flush them in the sink using small amount each day?

 

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:10 PM

It will depend on what is present in the supplements. I know that if they contain certain amounts of specific nutrients (ex Chromium) they reach a different classification and must be disposed in a more formal manner. If they have live cultures (probiotics) they also require specialized disposal.


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:01 PM

Thank you so much Plastic Ducky for replying to my question. Where can I find if the information to look up if any of the specific nutrients are present in DS.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 07:13 AM

Hello chakib,

 if your dietary supplements ingredients are of food grade quality ,edible quality you can use it in animal feed as supplements or  give it to animals as supplements along with their food.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 02:02 PM

Chakib,

 

 

RCRA hazardous waste: includes any waste that falls under the federal RCRA Characteristics of Ignitability, Corrosivity, Reactivity or Toxicity. They most common concern is the concentration of RCRA toxicity characteristic metals.

 

These metals include: Arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, selenium, and silver.

 

Nutritional supplements containing items qualifying as RCRA hazardous waste must be destroyed via incineration.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 02:21 PM

Chakib,

 

See full RCRA listing http://www.ecy.wa.go.../pu_metals.html


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 03:07 PM

Dear  Sushil and Ducky, Thank you so much for your replies. They were really helpful.

 

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