The process of waste management involves the collection, loading from collection vehicles, proper disposal and/or recycling and meticulous monitoring methods of the waste under legal regulations and rules. Saying that, how waste is managed is very critical. It is for this very reason one must identify the many opportunities that could help manage waste better and comprehensively because oftentimes the accumulated waste when not disposed properly can add a lot to the burden.
Identifying the sources of waste is one of the first things to look into and broadly classified them into different categories:
- Hazardous Waste
Materials that belong to hazardous waste are usually flammable, eco-toxic, explosive, poisonous, chemically reactive, or corrosive. Most of the time these waste can come with a skull and crossbone image. Therefore, knowing the harm it can cause when exposed, it needs to be disposed of differently than other non-hazardous waste that aren’t toxic and explosive waste. One method would be to dump them in sanitary landfills where waste is buried underground or in large piles because these types of landfills are constructed using thicker, impervious liners and monitored differently.
- Organic Waste
All types of kitchen waste including rotten meat, fruit peels as well as garden and other food waste in and around house clearance Huddersfield. Rubbish of these types are usually found in homes. By the time they start to decompose, they become manure material due to the microorganisms in the compost and can cause smells. Unfortunately most of them end up in landfills. Implementing ways to prevent food and organic waste should be a priority. Feeding hungry people, reducing surplus volume, feeding more animals and supporting organics recycling programs are some great ways to control producing too much organic waste.
- Liquid Waste
This waste refers to all oil, fats, grease sludges and other contaminated fluids including detergent water that have been thrown away or are in disused condition.
One method commonly used to separate the water out of solid waste in non-hazardous liquid waste is through sedimentation and dewatering. Filling the sediment basin with the liquid waste gets rid of all the contaminants easily. Then the liquid remains in the basin is later filtered and treated accordingly while the solid waste is sent to the landfill.
- Solid Waste
This type of waste is any trash that is found in places like industrial and commercial locations such as glass, plastics, metals, paper trash, and ceramics. Systematic solid waste disposal must be managed ensuring best practices are maintained for the environment and surroundings. Because it can take solids like glass a million years to decompose in and even more in a landfill. Even though glass is a fragile material, it is the longest-lasting man-made commodity.