Other trades clean-up options
If in doubt – Stop and Shout!
Advice for plasters, stoppers, tilers and other
- Try to reduce your waste by only preparing and using the plaster/stop/grout/coating etc you need for that job.
- Scrape clean your tools into a waste bucket/tray/cardboard box and when full, recycle or place in a work trade waste bin/skip.
- Leave tools overnight to dry off and sand before using the next day.
- Wipe clean tools using a damp chux/towel/cloth kept in a separate small bucket old container.
- If you have to use any wash water, contain it in a bucket and leave it to settle.
- Pour off settled wash water into another bucket and USE it to make your new mix.
- Pour off small amounts (up to 5 litres) of separated water to a sewer connection (tub/trade waste connection).
- Leave solids/sludge to dry or harden off before disposing as per point 2.
- If you are generating large amounts of wash water, check your clean-up methods and/or contact your local council to obtain a Trade Waste Licence.
- All specialist materials and products needs to be disposed of as per the manufacturers’ instructions.