Types of Hazardous Wastes
Different types of waste require different kinds of waste removal protocol. This, of course, goes beyond just simple waste segregation from biodegradable to non-biodegradable. Hazardous waste is found not only in factories or industrial areas. In fact, the government of Australia has determined that in 2009-2010, about 6% of the total waste produced during that year was hazardous waste. Some of these wastes were industrial in nature while some were also collected from homes such as asbestos.
You may not realise it but even your household can produce a certain amount of hazardous waste. If you ever do produce any kind of these hazardous wastes, it is always best to let the professionals handle it. Skip the Tip is a local business specialising in waste removal in the Newcastle area.
First off, it would be best to define what hazardous waste is. This is rubbish that can have a negative impact on the environment and public health. Hazardous wastes will be one or more of the following: toxic, reactive, corrosive, and flammable. If you have any waste with these properties lying around, do not be too hasty when it comes to disposal.
Here are the different types of hazardous waste. If you find that you do produce any of these in your home or place of business, call us and we’ll take care of it for you.
Household hazardous waste
It is easy to overlook but most of our household essentials may be considered hazardous wastes. Wastenet.net.au states that in the Perth area alone, about 15,000 tonnes of household hazardous waste is produced every year. These wastes include household cleaning materials and swimming pool chemicals that contain reactive and, in some cases, corrosive components. Mobile phone and car batteries, thermometers, and fluorescent tubes are among the leading sources of household hazardous wastes.
Clinical and medical wastes
Used medical supplies such as catheters, sharps, and other medical wastes are considered hazardous. Also, medicines and any other pharmaceutical products are also one type of clinical and medical waste. If you have any of these lying around in your home, consult a professional as to the proper disposal management.
The rise of technology will also mean a rise in the various wastes it can produce. Though in itself, these devices are not harmful, the majority of e-waste is considered hazardous. As mentioned earlier, batteries found in mobile phones and tablets are hazardous, and items such as DVD players, cables, computers, monitors, and the like may also be hazardous to the environment and to public health if not disposed of properly.
For any rubbish removal that you may need, call us. Our professional and trained hazardous waste handlers here at Skip the Tip can assist you in any waste removal needs you may have. We have skip bins for hire, especially if you live in the suburbs of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock, Maitland, Port Stephens, and Central Coast. Give us a call today and let us help you with proper rubbish removal of your hazardous wastes.