Chemical Disposal

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  1. tcmers

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    How do you handle disposal of your B&W darkroom chemicals? Specifically fixer. I live in a rural area, and the only camera supply store I've found near here doesn't take the used fixer.
     
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    I exercise my #5 amendments rights :wink: , down sink
     
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    Did a search on the Kodak site found that the info should be in Publication No J-300, but the link near bottom of this page is not work.
    working!
    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/chemicals/qaGeneral.shtml

     
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    Here's the link to J-300
    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/corp/environment/kes/pubs/pdfs/j300.pdf

    I'm glad to read it, as I always just go down the sink and I have worried about it.. but the guide says "If you are on a sewer system, the best way—and the most appropriate—is to dispose of your photographic processing effluent through the sewer system." Makes me feel better.
     
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    Well that true but its still not all that good, your putting hard metals into the water system. You can pick up a silver reclaim from B&H There pretty cheep. Cool thing is you get a bunch of silver after awhile :)

    But if your not using that much I wouldnt worry about it.
     
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    Excellent. I don't have a darkroom of my own yet, but I am definitely looking into it and I thought chemical disposal would be worse.
     

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