How do you dispose of acetone? Method 1 of 3: Disposing of Acetone Cleaning Products. Put small amounts of acetone in a garbage bag. Put the cotton balls or swabs in a small garbage bag, tie the bag securely, and put it in the garbage.
Can I pour acetone down the drain? The short answer is no, and for very good reasons. As acetone is a powerful solvent, it may seem logical to use it to unclog a blocked drain or plughole, and it would be an easy way to get rid of your waste acetone. However, while it will probably dissolve whatever is blocking your drain, it probably won’t stop there.
Are acetone cans recyclable? Acetone should not be placed in your curbside recycling bin because it is a liquid and a hazardous substance. Dispose of Acetone safely at the Washtenaw County Home Toxics site.
Where does acetone waste go? Acetone needs to be disposed of properly. Small amounts of contaminated rags or cotton balls can be thrown in the trash, but larger amounts or acetone containers need to be taken to a hazardous waste disposal facility.