Over the years the way we handle waste disposal has become incredibly important. This means that it’s worth it to find out how you can help limit your waste impact on the environment by understanding what types of waste are commonly found around the house, and how to best deal with them.
You also have to keep in mind that incorrect disposal of many of the following products can have a negative impact on your environment, your and your family’s health, and have legal ramifications.
Luckily many of these products can be disposed of on your behalf by a professional bin company, who will ensure disposal happens in a safe and environmentally friendly way.
To help you better identify these types of waste products, we’ve put together a list to help you know what products to look out for.
Disposal of ordinary alkaline batteries in the rubbish is allowed by law, but you can always consider taking them to recycling centre such as Coldstream Recycling and Waste Transfer Station which has a bin specially set aside for batteries.
Car batteries, on the other hand cannot and should not be disposed of in the trash. This is because they contain lead and sulphuric acid, which poses a serious risk to the health and safety of those around you, if disposed of incorrectly.
Car batteries should be taken to a recycling centre such as Coldstream, Frankston, Knox or Wesburn Recycling and Waste Transfer Stations for recycling.
Car tyres have quickly become, and remain one of the most challenging waste products to deal with. This is because many tires are dumped, or end up in the land fill, where they also do not belong. Tyres are also burned, which releases toxic gasses into the atmosphere and surroundings, which obviously pose a huge health risk.
We recommend that you take old tyres to a recycling centre such as Coldstream, Frankston, Knox or Wesburn Recycling and Waste Transfer Stations for recycling.
Paint, Thinners, and other Solvents
Leftover paint and the other products often used in conjunction during paint projects, like thinners and solvents, pose a serious hazard to the environment and your health if disposed of incorrectly. Leftover paint must never be poured down the drain, or thrown away with your normal waste.
Paint can be recycled, we recommend that you take your paint to a recycling centre such as Coldstream, Frankston, Knox or Wesburn Recycling and Waste Transfer Stations for recycling.
This was by no means the complete list of harmful products you should not dispose of with your normal waste. If you are unsure about the impact of different types of waste and how to dispose of it, do not hesitate to contact us.
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