You might not think of household waste as hazardous. However, the average household has plenty…
The Environmental Impacts of Improper Rubbish Disposal
When you have rubbish, you might just want to get rid of it. It can be tempting to just throw it all out. However, not all waste can go to the landfill. In fact, improper rubbish disposal is one of the biggest causes of pollution. So, it is very important to follow all waste management guidelines, to make sure your waste is getting to the right place.
Landfills come with a significant risk of pollution. They can pollute the air, the soil, and perhaps most deadly, the water. That can happen anytime the landfill has hazardous materials. That pollution can harm wildlife and plants. They can also harm people. Polluted water from improper waste disposal is a significant cause of illness and death.
Even landfills without hazardous waste can pose a pollution problem. Many landfills may contain pathogens and diseases. If they are not properly contained, they can spread into water. They can cause epidemics among local populations. That is why even waste that may seem harmless, like household food waste, needs to go to the right waste disposal place. If it is sent to the wrong place, it may be more likely to spread disease.
Soil contamination is another serious issue. Contaminated soil leads to contaminated plants, which may be ingested by animals and humans. Soil contamination can impact the food supply. Depending on the type of contamination, soil contamination can also pose a direct threat to human health. For example, soil that is contaminated with toxins or radioactive material can cause illnesses in people. Moreover, contaminated soil easily contributes to polluted water.
Fortunately, when you work with Remove All Rubbish, we practice environmentally friendly waste disposal practices. You have probably heard “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” It is an easy-to-remember guideline for how to reduce your waste. At Remove All Rubbish, we follow those steps to help reduce the amount of waste. We cannot reduce the amount of waste that you produce. However, we do reuse items when possible, diverting items that are in good shape to donations instead of waste. We also work with dedicated recycling facilities, so that we can optimize the amount of material you can recycle.
Finally, we ensure that waste gets to the proper place. This means ensuring that any type of household hazardous waste goes to dedicated waste facilities that can safely and properly handle it.