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Improper Waste Removal: The Negative Impact on the Environment

Improper waste removal

We all must be aware of the dangers of improper waste management. The pollution caused by the irresponsible disposal of waste can kill soil, water and even air.  What, then, will we eat and drink, and where would we live if our food sources would be contaminated with hazardous materials and if the only planet we live in, the Earth, is slowly dying due to our neglect and abuse?

Admittedly, it wasn’t that long ago when we could simply take our waste to the local tip and be done with it. What actually happened to the rubbish was not really a concern of the homeowner, and “out of sight, out of mind” was very much the train of thought, yet during the last decade, we have begun to realise the potential damage that improper waste removal can cause to the environment.

The Downside of the Landfill

We used to believe that digging a large hole and filling it with waste was perfectly ok. However, that is not the case.

In fact, landfills are known to pollute the ground in several ways. This dangerous contamination would then trickle down to the nearest towns and the nearest seas before becoming a widespread problem that would even reach faraway beaches and islands if not dealt with and remedied right away.

When plastics and other composite materials do finally breakdown, they pollute the soil, and while this might not be apparent, it is, nevertheless, happening.

Eco-Friendly Waste Removal

When looking for skip bin hire Sydney that homeowners use, it is important to check that the waste removal company operates in an eco-friendly manner.

Some waste management companies recycle as much as 90% of all waste collected, which is the type of operation you should use when removing domestic or commercial waste.

Major Recycling Plants

Typically, the skip provider would have associations with several major recycling plants, and can therefore recycle all of the following:

  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • All forms of plastic
  • Cardboard and all forms of paper
  • Timber of all kinds
  • IT Hardware
  • Hazardous waste – Asbestos and other toxic materials

Providing the Customer with Correct Paperwork

The laws regarding waste disposal are very strict, and a responsible waste management company would provide their customers with paperwork that shows the waste has been responsibly removed and whether you are removing garden waste or building rubble, it is essential that you have evidence that shows how the waste was disposed of. There is also an informative article on the potential effects of improper waste removal on your health, which is recommended reading for all.

The Benefits of Recycling

It is now possible to recycle just about everything, including building and general garden waste, and by doing this, the waste disposal company is eliminating the need for landfill use, which is known to pollute the environment. The skip bin hire firm would sort all the collected waste at their facility and send it to a relevant recycling plant, where is then treated and put through the recycling process.

Protecting Our Waterways

Rivers and canals need to be protected against waste dumping, as any pollution that enters a main waterway could have lasting effects on the environment. All commercial operations that generate liquid waste must be carefully inspected to ensure they are not polluting the local waterways, and there are very severe penalties for anyone who dumps waste in a river, canal or lake.

Some scientists say that we are still seeing the fallout from decades of improper waste removal, and if you generate domestic or commercial waste, it is your responsibility to make sure that the waste is removed responsibly. It’s a small part to play, but it will pay off big in the protection, preservation and restoration of our environment so that the future generation won’t have to suffer the consequences of our irresponsible actions, and so that they will still get to live this place, and be able to have even a better Earth than what we have today.

It is our job to ensure that the generations to come will be able to reap the benefits of the Earth we have prepared for them, a planet saved and restored through our responsible actions.

If yet unsure of the waste removal company you are considering to contact to handle your waste, get to know the company more by conducting a little research, until you are able to satisfy yourself with the certainty that they do adopt green practices. You can then be rest assured that the waste you generate will not harm the environment.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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