What types of solvent wastes are recyclable?

In the face of growing regulations and EPA reporting rules, many facilities have to look at removing any additional operating costs when it comes to solvent recycling. We offer affordable, on-site solvent recovery for a number of recyclable solvent wastes.

What solvent wastes are recyclable?

The short answer—all of them! We will work with you to eliminate your waste stream in the most economical way possible for your facility. Today, solvent recycling is more affordable and environmentally effective than it has ever been—our systems can recover as much as 98% of solvent waste without having to manage the still, and is available via a cost-per-use and leasing package. There are a number of environmental and economic benefits for recycling your own solvents.

  • Reduction in removal and disposal costs
  • Reduced inventory and the associated replacement costs of purchasing new solvents
  • Quality control over the reclaimed solvent
  • Substantial reductions in the waste solvent that leaves your facility and in the liability associated with that solvent
  • EPA compliance

For simple solvent waste streams, we have off the shelf equipment, but for more complicated waste streams, we can recycle complex solvent waste into their isolated solvents for reuse. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Naphtha
  • Varsol
  • Glycol
  • Hexane
  • Heptane
  • Xylene
  • Acetone
  • Ethanol
  • Isobutyl Acetate
  • Isobutyl Alcohol
  • Isooctane
  • Isopropyl Acetate
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Lacquer Thinner
  • Methanol
  • Methyl Amyl Ketone 
  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone
  • Methyl ISO Amyl Ketone
  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
  • Methyl Pyrrolidone n
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Mineral Spirits odorless
  • Naphtha Hi flash
  • Kerosene
  • White Spirits
  • MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone)
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Butyl Acetate
  • Butyl
  • Methyl
  • Isopropyl
  • N-Propyl Bromide
  • N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Perchloroethylene
  • Trichloroethylene
  • 1,1,1 Trichloroethane
  • 1,1,2 Trichlorotrifluoroethane

For a full list of recyclable solvents, click here.


Since 2006, Solvent Recycling Systems has revolutionized how solvents are purchased, used and reused.At Solvent Recycling Systems, we provide a better and more sustainable model for solvent re-use and recycling. Our equipment is adaptable and durable enough to handle basic to complex manufacturing wastes while remaining easy to use and cost-efficient. Our solvent recovery equipment can recycle virtually any solvent used in a wide variety of applications.

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