Several of the various processes employed in the making of jewelry involve the use of some powerful chemicals. It is important to follow proper disposal procedures for studio chemicals, such as pickle solution, for example, to preserve the integrity of our environment.

Each region of the United States (and around the world) is governed by different federal, state and local requirements regarding hazardous waste disposal. For proper disposal procedures in your area, call your local fire department. They can provide instructions or guide you to the proper authority.

Alternatively, you may also do an online search for your local hazardous waste disposal requirements.

Please never dispose of any chemical in the landfill or down the drain without first checking to ensure that it is safe and responsible to do so.