Junk haulers know where and how to take all the waste material. They are also the best at recycling goods; however, only 31% of Americans recycle. They ensure it ends up in the right place and will even donate goods in working conditions. This is especially helpful you are unsure of how to donate or recycle goods.
Below we will take a look at various types of waste and ways to dispose of them:
Types of Waste:
- Household Trash and General Waste
It includes the waste you put in your waste bin, such as packaging material, broken toys, furniture, and general waste. It is taken care of by the curbside waste collection service. As an alternate, you can also hire a junk removal company. Other hazardous household wastes require special handling.
- Construction & Demolition (C&D) Debris
Debris from residential or commercial construction or a demolition project requires the use of waste management rental, a dumpster, or taking the debris to the landfill on your own. C&D debris includes wood flooring, sheetrock, roofing shingles, concrete, carpeting, etc.
A quick and cost-effective method to remove one or several household appliances is hiring a junk removal company. Choose a dumpster in a bigger size than you need, as most roll-off containers have rounded bottoms. You can save on disposal costs by donating the appliances in working condition to a charitable organization, or you can sell them.
- Household Hazardous Wastes (HHWs)
This type of waste should not be put in any bins or disposed of by any other method. You can drop them off at a specific facility that processes HHWs. Examples of HHWs – batteries, light bulbs, paints, medicines, etc.
It includes any kind of paper, plastics, cardboard, or metal. You can recycle by renting a dumpster, drop it at a recycling facility, or post an advertisement. You can also take scrap metals to a local metal scrap yard and get paid for the scraps.
- Food Scraps and Organic Waste
Most food scraps can be composted. This includes eggshells, fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, newspapers, hair and nail clippings, dirt, soil, and grass clippings. You should not compost meats, cheeses, paper towels, pieces of bread and processed foods, or dog and cat wastes.
How to Dispose-off Different Types of Waste:
Recycling or reusing some of your household items is one of the best options. It is good not only for the environment but easy on your wallet too. You should always repurpose, donate or recycle as much and where you can.
- Renting a dumpster
This is an ideal method to dispose of any construction, renovation, or house cleaning debris or bulk recycling.
- Junk Removal
Junk removal is a great and convenient method for the disposal of e-waste and bulk debris or any other tough to remove wastes. They remove as well as dispose of the waste for you.
- Hauling Waste Yourself
Hauling the debris to a local landfill is an option if you have a truck or a trailer. It costs much lower to dispose of waste; however, it takes a considerable amount of time to drive the debris to the local landfill. You also have to research local laws regarding types of waste and debris accepted at your local landfill. Hauling hazardous materials also requires a permit.
Erich Lawson is passionate about saving the environment through effective recycling techniques and modern innovations. He works with Compactor Management Company and writes on a variety of topics related to recycling, including tips and advice on how balers, compactors and shredders can be used to reduce industrial waste. He loves helping businesses understand how to lower their monthly garbage bills and increase revenue from recycling