Household wood preservatives
Treated wood should never be burned in a fireplace or campfire because of the chemicals it contains.
- Work outdoors or provide adequate ventilation by opening windows and doors and/or turning on a room fan.
- Stay away from potential ignition sources like pilot lights or sparks of any kind.
- Wear protective clothing, such as chemical-resistant gloves, eye protection and long sleeves.
- Take care not to breathe any fumes.
- For small quantities, apply the unwanted wood preservative to scrap wood or cardboard outside in a well-ventilated area away from potential ignition sources, children and pets.
- Allow it to dry, then put the material in the trash.
- For larger quantities, mix the wood preservative with cat litter or other clay-based absorbent in a plastic tray or bucket until the absorbent is moist but not dripping.
- Set the mixture outside 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 using the dried absorbent.
- Wrap the dried absorbent in a trash bag and put it in the trash.
- Empty product cans can also be placed in the trash.
- Leave the cans open so your trash hauler can tell they’re empty and/or dried.