5 Types of Waste

rubbish cluttered outside a trash bin

Rubbish removal is an important part of every household. Without knowing the correct ways to get rid of all your trash, you could be in line for fines from your local council while also harming the environment by disposing of your garbage in the incorrect way. There are five different types of trash that demand different methods of disposal so take a look at the list below and keep this in mind next time you throw away food packaging while you’re cooking.

 

Liquid waste

The rubbish removal method for liquid waste can change depending on which liquid you need to throw away. There are many different liquid wastes such as wash water or detergent water, liquids that we drink like juices or milk, while we also have oils used for cooking. They all need to be disposed of separately and it’s best to get in touch with your local rubbish removal experts to find out what is the best method. For example, any oil left over from cooking should be poured into a disused carton and disposed of after it has hardened into a solid. Pouring oil down your sink can cause pipe blockages.

 

Recyclable waste

There are several items of recyclable waste including paper, metal, glass, plastic that all have separate rubbish removal techniques. If you are unsure of what should be put in the recycle bin, take a look at your local council’s website for guidelines, here you will find what should and shouldn’t be put in the recycle bin.  A lot of packaging now has it clearly stated whether the material can be recycled too. Making an effort to recycle correctly can have a big impact on the environment around us.

 

Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste is a waste that has potential to negatively impact the health of public or the environment. The correct rubbish removal method should be used when dealing with objects that come under this category. These products include electronics, paints, batteries, cleaning agents and anything containing mercury, such as thermometers. In the past, some hazardous waste has been placed in landfills, resulting in harmful materials seeping into the ground. More care is taken nowadays to deal with each product in the correct way before placing it in landfill.

 

Solid waste

Solid waste includes a lot of the waste in a household as well as other waste found in industrial locations. A lot of solid waste can be recycled. Rubbish removal companies outline on their websites exactly what should be recycled if you are unsure. If you don’t have a local council bin for recycling, there are plenty of recycling banks to be found in public places. Materials such as glass, tin, plastic and paper can all be disposed in a recycling bank.

 

Organic waste

Organic waste includes any food waste including the skin of potatoes, bananas or any other fruit and vegetable, the cores of fruits, and any food waste left over after dinner. Many councils offer rubbish removal methods for organic waste to dispose of it in the right way.

Organic waste can be used to make a compost heap if you have the garden for it, which can then be used as fertiliser. If disposed of incorrectly and left to rot in landfills, the waste will produce gases that can harm the environment.

If you are still unsure of the correct rubbish removal techniques, get in touch with a waste removal company to help you out. It may cost you a bit of money but by disposing of your waste correctly you will be doing your bit for your community and the environment.

Post Author: Lily Allen