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Household Ignitable Liquids


Always use extreme care when handling ignitable liquids.   


Procedures include:

  1. Conduct activities outdoors. Avoid inhaling fumes and stay away from ignition sources.

  2. Wear protective gloves, eye protection, boots, and clothing that covers exposed skin.  

  3. Mix the liquid with kitty litter or other clay-based absorbent in a plastic tray or bucket until the absorbent is moist, but not dripping.

  4. Set the mixture outdoors in a well-ventilated area away from potential ignition sources, children and pets. Allow to dry. If you have additional liquid, this procedure can be repeated reusing the dried absorbent. Never reuse the same absorbent for more than one type of ignitable liquid waste, however.

  5. Double-wrap the dried absorbent in trash bags and put it in the trash.

  6. The empty cans or containers that the product came in can also be placed in the trash.


These procedures are intended for small quantities of ignitable liquids from a household only.