Most people associate improper rubbish removal with the illegal dumping of hazardous waste materials. However, there are many other ways of improper rubbish removal. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of this.
As the owner of 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, a company that specialises in rubbish removal in Brisbane, today I will tell you more about the hidden dangers of rubbish. I’ll also explain how incorrect removal of hazardous and toxic rubbish can be harmful.
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Types of hazardous rubbish
Any rubbish that is ignitable, corrosive, toxic and reactive is considered to be hazardous rubbish. Now, you may not be aware of it, but even you are producing hazardous rubbish in your home.
For instance, Lithium Sulphur batteries are considered to be a highly reactive waste. These batteries can explode when compressed, heated or mixed with water. On the other hand, waste oils and solvents are ignitable waste materials that are highly combustible and can cause fires if disposed of improperly. Battery acid is a corrosive waste material that is highly acidic and capable of corroding metal containers. Finally, paint, plating wastes and the ink containing metal pigments are highly toxic, and they can contaminate the soil and pollute groundwater if disposed of improperly.
Hidden dangers of household rubbish
Apart from the hazardous types of rubbish mentioned above, household rubbish is also a slow, toxic substance that is harmful to the environment. Certain chemicals found in rubbish, especially plastics can cause a range of health disorders ranging from allergies to obesity, diabetes and even cancer.
Plastics take millions of years to decompose. If they are not disposed of properly, they will stick around forever, break down into smaller pieces and finally infiltrate the ecosystem. Plastics cause severe harm to the marine environment, and many animals end up swallowing microscopic bits of plastic. These toxic chemicals then move up the food chain and end up being consumed by humans.
Even when trash is disposed of in landfills, plastics don’t decompose easily. Furthermore, the dumping of organic waste in landfills causes methane and other greenhouse gas emissions. Rubbish removal is certainly not easy. That’s why you should always hire professional rubbish removers such as us here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. Simply hire one of our junk skip bins, or make use of our hands-on waste removal service and we’ll ensure that your rubbish is sent to recycling facilities and not to a landfill.
While we accept all types of household rubbish, including general rubbish and mixed rubbish, we do not accept any hazardous or toxic rubbish. Removal of such waste should only be carried out by a licensed toxic waste professional.
While most people aren’t aware of it, every household produces dangerous waste materials. This includes hazardous rubbish such as batteries, battery acid, waste oils and solvents, paint, plating wastes and an ink containing metal pigments. Such hazardous rubbish must be disposed of by licensed toxic waste professionals.
Moreover, general household rubbish contains plastic materials. Plastics take millions of years to decompose, and improper disposal of plastics is extremely harmful to the environment. Fortunately, you can easily get rid of general household rubbish in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner using a junk skip bin or a hands-on rubbish removal service such as those we offer here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. With us around, rubbish removal in Brisbane will never be a problem for you.
To hire one of our junk skip bins or our hands-on waste removal service in Brisbane, give us a call at 0413 333 330 today!