How to clean up and dispose of used WEST SYSTEM epoxy

Epoxy is chemical product so if you spill or want to dispose of any, there are some special steps you should follow.


If you spill any epoxy, contain it with sand, clay or another inert absorbent material and use a scraper to collect as much material as possible. Follow up with absorbent towels.

Do not use sawdust or other fine cellulosic materials to absorb hardeners and/or dispose of hardener in waste containing sawdust or other fine cellulose materials.  This is to avoid the risk of spontaneous combustion.

Clean resin, mixed epoxy residue or uncured epoxy with a cleaning solvent. Clean hardener residue with warm soapy water.


Dispose of resin, hardener and empty containers safely in accordance with local disposal regulations.

Do not dispose of resin or hardener in a liquid state. Waste resin and hardener should be mixed and cured (in small quantities) to a non-hazardous inert solid.



Subscribe to our newsletter so we can share with you our unique knowledge and experience of working with epoxy.



New Downloads

Latest PRO-SET news - Autumn 2017

Green disposal
Disposing of leftover epoxy safely is good for the environment. Find out why here.

Safe removal
If you have applied epoxy somewhere on your structure and now want to remove it, you will find the instructions on this page better suited to your needs.

Our site uses cookies and similar technologies.

By clicking on the button below you agree to the cookies being used on this site. Learn more

I understand

Use of Cookies

Cookies provide information regarding the computer used by a visitor. We may use cookies where appropriate to gather information about your computer fin order to assist us in improving our website.

We may gather information about your general internet use by using the cookie.  Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever

You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish.  This can easily be done by activating the reject cookies setting on your computer.

Our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.  Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our website.

See our Privacy policy for more information