Disposing of unwanted items, debris and other trash doesn’t have to be harmful for the environment. By finding ways to get rid of your waste safely, you’ll be doing your part to help the planet and preserve precious ecosystems. Here are four eco-friendly waste disposal methods that you should try.
Exercise Special Handling with Hazardous Waste
Certain chemicals and other hazardous waste require special disposal methods to prevent environmental harm. Some hazardous waste disposal centers offer pickup services to prevent certain health risks that may come with trying to dispose of the waste yourself. Paint thinner, antifreeze, and harsh cleaning chemicals are among the most common forms of hazardous waste. Motor oil should never be flushed down toilets or poured into sinks or drains and should instead be contained and brought to an oil recycling center if it’s clean or a toxic waste disposal center if it’s dirty.
Turn Household Waste into Compost
A lot of your household waste can be turned into compost material that works well at enriching the soil in your yard so that healthier grass, plants and other vegetation can grow. A composting bin can be placed somewhere in your home to contain your waste items that will eventually turn into quality compost material. Used teabags, plain cooked rice, and stale bread are among the waste items from your kitchen that can be used to make compost. Toilet paper roles, nail clippings and even old receipts can be added to your compost bin.
Arrange Skip Bin Hire
Skip bins are containers that are available in different sizes, and you can get as many of these containers as you need from a company that provides skip bins for hire. Once your bin is full of waste, you can arrange to have it hauled away and disposed of safely. You can get these bins delivered to you as often as needed and then taken away when you don’t need them so that you can save space on your property.
Try Waste Combustion
Combustion involves burning your waste to keep it from sitting in landfills while removing base components that can be harmful for the environment. Potentially harmful pigments from waste materials can also be removed through combustion. Some waste disposal centers use technology that can combust many forms of waste effectively. The most responsible disposal centers that use combustion also do it in a way that doesn’t greatly diminish air quality.
Getting rid of your waste and helping the planet can go hand in hand with the right disposal methods. No matter how much waste you have, these eco-friendly ways of disposing waste can help you live a greener lifestyle.
Brooke Chaplan, the author, is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. Contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan