Hazardous wastes are very harmful to our fragile environment. Most of the time, dangerous wastes are toxic and poisonous byproducts of manufacturing, automotive, hospitals, laboratories, and your household. Hazardous wastes can be in any form, liquid, solid, or sludge form. However, suppose these hazardous wastes are not disposed of properly. In that case, they can seriously affect the environment damaging the flora, fauna, and even our food resources. And so, here we are with an article on hazardous waste removal- do’s and don’ts.
Hazardous wastes are toxic chemicals, so they can’t be disposed of in landfills like other green or food wastes. So some of the Do’s of hazardous waste removal are-
1. Securely do store hazardous waste
Since it’s not advisable to dump the hazardous wastes traditionally, you need to ensure that they are stored safely and separately until they are transported to the appropriate disposal place.
2. Do put up danger signs to warn others
Images like safety signs to warn others about the dangerous wastes are called signage. If you are storing toxic chemicals and debris, you don’t want other people to touch them or get exposed to them. Hence, it’s essential to display warning signs in bright, prominent, and recognizable signage to stop people from going near the restricted area or touching dangerous goods.
3. Do get rid of hazardous waste in a safe manner
There are even some household wastes that cannot be dumped in regular dustbins. Like old computers and batteries contain dangerous chemicals and materials that can’t be exposed. Do some prior research to find out the best way to dispose of those kinds of hazardous wastes.
Now that you have read all the necessary precautions you need to take with hazardous waste, it’s time to cover some of the reckless no-no’s.
1. Don’t dump hazardous wastes in the regular dustbins
Hazardous waste is now becoming an increasing problem in London. The number of toxic wastes being produced is growing around 9% each year. Harmful wastes cannot be put in regular bins. It must be disposed of safely and responsibly.
2. Don’t burn hazardous materials
A ubiquitous method to get rid of hazardous waste is burning them. Many people do this dangerous task by themselves. But it is not recommended. Because dangerous wastes can be explosive and combustible, plus on burning, they release dangerous chemicals in the environment. This can put our environment, animals, and us, humans, at significant risk.
3. Don’t drain the toxic chemicals
Pouring chemicals and toxic wastes down the drain can seem very alluring, but it is not. It looks like a simple method to get rid of chemicals and also to lessen your burden. But, pouring chemicals in the drain goes straight to the ocean. And toxic wastes in oceans harm marine life. So you have to dispose of the hazardous wastes responsibly. Make sure to follow these dos and don’ts of hazardous waste removal to protect your health and environment, and maintain a green living.