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Dangerous Waste Disposal: Do’s and Don’ts

Dangerous Waste Disposal: Do’s and Don'ts 1

It’s obvious that hazardous waste poses immense threat to human health and the environment  if not given any attention. Here are a few dos and don’ts on how you can manage your clutter and space accordingly.

Do

  • Seek a Safe Place to Store Your Waste

In a work or retail environment common materials such as copy machines, CDs, computers, old electric devices, batteries, paper and plastic accumulate at a great speed. Add to this, your coworkers may be ignoring the general rules of how they need to clean up if the spaces they occupy become a mess. Any of them damaged can then pose a threat to the others around if they are not discarded soon. Hence, you could create separate spaces to store the waste as much as possible and get in touch with a professional rubbish removal service in leeds.

  • Put up Display Signs to Notice

People are prone to take the advice of signboards rather than listen to others. To reduce the impact of possible accidents, introducing relevant signs posts, stickers, and waste disposal codes can largely affect behavioral change in how individuals dispose of their waste and be aware of any toxic waste areas nearby.

Don’t

●       Dump Hazardous Waste in the Bin

With more e-waste plaguing our lives as technology advances for all the benefits you can think of, they can emit hazardous substances like cadmium, zinc, chromium and beryllium which may easily cause serious health risks from direct contact. So, you must take careful measures if they’re no longer needed and you’re throwing away such items. Never dump them outside your homes or offices, instead keep them out of public reach.

●       Dispose Chemicals in Vulnerable Places

There are times when we throw off expired liquids, toxic laundry detergents and unwanted chemical fluids right outside our homes or even down the drain thinking the liquid can dry off or vanish in an instance. What we don’t realise are the consequences of where it’s going to land other than the ocean that is home to a unique marine life which is part of our ecosystem.

When toxic fluids get into the ocean, it can harm an entire water body killing its inhabitants which can bring great threat to the planet.

The best solution would be to start consuming sustainable products and request your waste collecting service to dispose of the waste without damaging the environment.

 

 

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