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Proper Rinsing Is the Key!

How do you make sure your containers are properly rinsed? First read the product label, then pressure rinse or triple rinse the container.

The first step is to thoroughly rinse all residues from the containers immediately after use. Only dry, empty, properly rinsed containers are accepted at collection sites.

Why is proper rinsing important?

It is required by law.
It gives you full value for your product dollar.
Properly rinsed containers are classified as clean, solid waste.

Pressure Rinsing Technique:

1. Empty contents of container into spray tank, turning the container so that any product trapped in the handle is allowed to flow out. Once flow is down to a drip, allow the container to drain for an additional 30 seconds.
2. Immediately begin rinsing procedures or the product may become difficult to remove.
3. Hold the container so the opening can drain into spray tank.
4. Force tip of the pressure nozzle through the lower portion of the side closest to the handle.
5. Connect nozzle to a clean water source of at least 40 psi. Turn the nozzle inside the container to assure good coverage of all sides, including the handle.
6. Rinse for at least 30 seconds.
7. Drain all rinse water into the spray tank.

Triple Rinsing Technique:

1. Empty contents of container into spray tank, turning the container so that any product trapped in the handle is allowed to flow out. Once flow is down to a drip, allow the container to drain for an additional 30 seconds.
2. Immediately begin rinsing procedures or the product may become difficult to remove.
3. Fill the empty container 1/4 full of clean water.
4. Replace the cap on the container. With the container opening facing left, shake the container left to right over a distance of four to six inches. Shake the container about twice per second for 30 seconds.
5. Drain rinse water into spray tank as previously described.
6. Fill the empty container 1/4 full of clean water a second time.
7. Recap the container. With the opening of the container pointed towards the ground, shake the container as described before. Then drain the rinse water into the spray tank.
8. Finally, fill the empty container 1/4 full once more with clean water.
9. Recap the container. With the container in the normal, upright position, shake the container as described before.
10. Pour the rinse water into the spray tank. Carefully rinse and spray residue from the outside of the container.

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