Waste and trash are a common occurrence in life, and you need to be able to handle their disposal and clean-up in the right way, which your local waste management service can help you with. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your local waste management and pick-up services.
Take Care of Your Disposal Bin
When your local waste management company delivers you a household bin to use for collecting your waste, it is clean and odor-free. However, as you use the bin and toss waste into it, it can become dirty and stained, with bad smells and residues inside the bin.
First off, you should clean it out on a regular basis with your garden hose and a sprayer and some liquid dish soap and a long-handled brush. Then, after you have cleaned your waste bin, be sure you keep it clean by always bagging up your trash and tying the bag completely to keep the contents enclosed so they do not spill into the bin.
You can also place your bin in an optimal place between pick-ups. Keep your bin up by your home or next to the exterior of the home where it is in shade for a part of the day. Trash that sits in the sun all the time will give off more odors and can become quite smelly when the trash bin is completely full.
Handle Hazardous Waste
Sometimes you may encounter hazardous waste that you need to dispose of; however, you may not be sure if you can put it into your bin. Always get a clear understanding of all items your local waste pick-up will accept before you place it into the bin. Items, such as used paint, chemicals, oils, and grease are usually not allowed in the curbside pick-up service. Your local landfill requires specific handling for hazardous products so they don't get into the soil or leach into nearby groundwater, which is what can happen if they are disposed of in a landfill.
There are several recycling locations for some types of hazardous wastes, depending on where you live. In fact, you can look for recycling centers for materials and solvents, such as used cooking oil, to recycle them and keep them from being buried in landfill dirt.
Plan For Large Clean-Up Projects
Each spring or fall you might look at your yard and realize how much trash and old dead growth is in your yard that you want to clear out. And most of the time it is way too much for you to stuff it into your waste bin. This situation is a great opportunity to rent a waste disposal dumpster for your own property use. Your disposal company can deliver the size of dumpster you need, then pick it up for disposal when it is full.
For more information, contact a local waste disposal service.