When my husband and I started buying bank-owned properties a few years back, I realized that clean-up was going to be a big part of the job. We were purchasing properties that were filled with trash, and it was really overwhelming at first. Fortunately, after cleaning up the mess on my own for a few houses, we wised up and started using a professional garbage removal company. In addition to hauling the garbage away quickly, they also took care of things like disposal fees and dumpster rentals. This blog is all about the advantages of expert garbage removal and why it is worth the investment.
Waste management is one of the most stressful aspects of a project to manage. When you start construction, demolition, or other projects that lead to a lot of waste, and you have not organized how to dispose of it, the waste can create massive problems. The problem will be worse when you are dealing with waste that can be classified as hazardous. Mismanaging such waste can lead to serious consequences to the environment, and even liability issues if the waste leads to poisoning.
The best way to start proper waste management is by understanding how all the waste is classified and choosing the right disposal system for each. Here are the most common types of hazardous wastes and the best way to dispose of each of them.
Paints and Solvents
A lot of the products used in the painting industry contain very harmful compounds. Oil-based paints, for instance, contain compounds such as xylene and toluene. These compounds are highly flammable and also have an effect on the ozone layer when they are not disposed of properly.
Some older types of paints still contain lead and lead compounds, which are very dangerous to human health. Paint is also flammable, and leaving it in an open can create a massive fire hazard. When organizing waste disposal, ask for the service provider's recommendation on dealing with paints and solvents.
Wastes from a Motor Vehicle
Motor vehicles are another major source of hazardous waste. Engine oil, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, and all other by-products of the car's function can become a serious hazard if left in the open. Most of these wastes are flammable, and they usually contain trace amounts of lead and other harmful compounds from the combustion process.
The waste management company should give proper guidelines on the best way to manage motor vehicle waste. If they do not allow the waste into their bins, try and dispose of it with a local auto shop.
Waste that Contains Mercury
Mercury is a product in a lot of appliances used at home and in the hospital environment. Thermometers, light bulbs, switches, and other types of fluorescent lighting often contain mercury. It is best to ask the company for their guideline on these appliances since they are also recycled often.
The best way to handle hazardous waste is by asking your waste management company how they handle the different categories of hazardous waste. Comply with the standards given by the disposal company to protect yourself from health hazards. For more information about hazardous waste disposal, contact a local waste disposal service.Share