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.
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
we’ll ensure that your rubbish is sent to recycling facilities and not to a
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.
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
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 07 3343 3030 today!