4 Methods of Proper Waste Management

| January 14, 2013
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4 Methods of Proper Waste Management, Guest Post from Brenda Lyttle

It is important how you carry out waste disposal. In today’s world where population is on the rise and so is rapid industrialization, creation of waste material is a common phenomenon. These wastes are harmful to the environment and how you dispose them off depends on how they affect the environment. Proper disposal of waste material helps keep the environment free from disease causing pathogens and keeps it green. Given below are four methods of proper waste management that will help you keep your environment clean –

1. Recycling

Recycling is one of the most well know method of managing waste. It is not expensive and can be easily done by you. If you carry out recycling, you will save a lot of energy, resources and thereby reduce pollution. You can also save money if you recycle. You can recycle papers, glass, aluminum and plastics. If you want to reduce the volume of your waste material, the best way to do so would be to recycle. I
f you recycle, you can eliminate batteries, tires and asphalt from your waste material and this prevents them from ending up in the landfills and incinerator. The municipality of almost all cities encourages their citizens to take up recycling. Be a responsible citizen and reduce your waste by recycling.

2. Composting

This is a natural process that is completely free of any hazardous by-products. This process involves breaking down the materials into organic compounds that can be used as manure. You can carry out composting in your own backyard. You can use the leaves, grass, twigs and add vegetable and fruit peels and skins. You can use DATS bin hire system to get the bins for composting. After a few days, you will see that the matter has decomposed. You can use this compost, which is rich in nutrients, to improve the soil in your garden.

3. Landfills

Waste management through the use of landfills involves the use of a large area. This place is dug open and filled with the waste. The area is then covered up with soil. Landfills are not safe because they give off gases like methane, which are highly hazardous. You should not carry out waste management through landfills if you cannot ensure proper safety means. The landfill should be properly lined and the waste should not come in contact with the adjoining areas.

4. Burning The Waste Material

If you cannot recycle or if there are no proper places for setting up landfills, you can burn the waste matter generated in your household. Controlled burning of waste at high temperatures to produce steam and ash is a preferred waste disposal technique. Combustion reduces the volume of waste to be disposed significantly. Moreover, solid waste can provide for a continuously available and alternative source for generating energy through combustion. This energy can be channeled into useful purposes.

These are some of the methods of waste management that you can carry out in the individual level. These are also safe and inexpensive.

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  1. Yves Noel says:

    I agree with the basic of the 4 points. Recycling is the most profitable for any company that will have develop markets to sell the raw material. Its one thing to say recycling but I would have been safer to say: the 3R’s. Reduce – Reuse – Recycle. To make the 3R’s to happen takes the most energy, chances, risk and time to search for a market. Even if its overseas, the 3R’s can bring profit much more then to compost, lanfill or burn.

    Conclusion: the 3R’s in first place. I have learned and make my expertise from Montreal, Canada since 1995. Be nice in 2013!