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How To Dispose Of It?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Wolfie's L&L, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Heres a weird question for you guys:

    I have a small 1-gallon sprayer at work that is mainly used for weed killer around the shop. I absolutley CANNOT get the lid to screw off. I noticed that it wasnt spraying correctly, and there is about half a tank full left, so I knew that it wasnt empty. When I went to try to screw the lid off it just wouldnt come off. It must be vacuum-packed in there or something.

    Anyways, I don't want to have the sprayer sitting around not being used, but how do I properly dispose of a half-full sprayer? I don't feel right just throwing in the regular garbage pickup, and I don't know what else I can do with it!! :dizzy:

    Thanks for your help!

  2. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    don/t throw it away. I have had thhs problem. Sometimes I have to take a big pair of channel locks and let it know who's boss.
    Another thing you could do is drill a hole in the side above liquid. Then drain it out into a jug or another sprayer. Just make sure you clearly mark any jug you use. Then you can keep it for later.
  3. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    Saws ALL? Cut it open, save the herbicide, rinse and toss the piece of junk away!
  4. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Hmm now I didnt think about actually cutting it open. I will try that. And I always label my tanks accordingly!

  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Could be it still has too much pressure in the tank and that is why it is hard to open. The tip or handel could be the real problem.

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