How much does it cost to dispose of used abrasive blast media?
This is a great question.
To dispose of abrasive blast media that has used up its life cycle, you must have a sample tested by your local waste disposal company. Your local waste disposal company can tell you if it can be disposed of as non-hazardous waste, or if it is hazardous and needs to be disposed of accordingly. For non-hazardous waste, a 20 yard container full of used abrasive media should cost in the neighborhood of $1200 as a disposal fee. If your waste management company determines that the spent abrasive is hazardous, then the price will change, depending on what hazards are associated with that particular blasting media.