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    Disposal of lime

    What's the preferred / correct way of disposing of used lime?

    Bag it and bin it in the normal waste? Issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    What's the preferred / correct way of disposing of used lime?

    Bag it and bin it in the normal waste? Issues?
    Ask your local tip their policy for the disposal of CaCo3

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    So Barry what is your preferred way ?
    I trust my rebreather implicitly I just don't trust the owner

    Onwards & downwards.

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    Reduce acidification of the oceans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    Reduce acidification of the oceans.
    At least it's a little lighter to carry home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colinicky View Post
    So Barry what is your preferred way ?
    it was an answer designed to make wibs go out and learn that information (that he should know from MOD1 anyway)
    Calcium Carbonate is the end result of used lime = calcite/chalk/limestone.
    same as you probably - bin it, not in a plastic bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrygoss View Post
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    Calcium Carbonate is the end result of used lime ...
    Can you not (in that case) put it on the garden? In small quantities it is good for most soils and plants. Certainly you could dig it in if you are in the habit of deep digging. My dad's old house in Linconlshire would have benefited from lime and probably a fair bit of it.

    How much do you guys generate?

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    Mine goes in the hardcore recycling bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    How much do you guys generate?
    About 2.5kg a dive day
    JJ wanker

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    Obviously I recycle as much as I can. Throw away the lumps and dry out the remainder.

    Or maybe not.



    The issue is that I've ended up with half a dozen bags of the stuff. But James' point is probably the best answer.

    And yes, it was covered on the course. And yes, I just wanted to know what you vastly more experienced divers do with the stuff when you ended up with a load.

    It's a bit like having loads of cat litter. A little in the refuse is fine. Too much means they want it disposed as 'medical waste'.

    It does appear that nobody's particularly bothered with it as it's not that poisonous.


 
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