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The Types of Hazardous Waste & How to Dispose of Them Safely

The Types of Hazardous Waste & How to Dispose of Them Safely

Every day, residential properties, businesses, industries, factories, hospitals, and animals produce large amounts of hazardous waste. Every activity present in today’s society generates waste material, and it’s important to recognize each type of waste and learn how to dispose of them properly. Poor waste management activities threaten our health, communities, and environment.

Bio-One of Chula Vista’s certified technicians takes care of biohazardous waste, hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste, solid waste, organic waste, and all waste that may result in disease and infection outbreaks when not disposed of properly. Learn about the five types of hazardous waste you encounter in your day-to-day activities and how to dispose of them safely.

Hazardous waste - What is it?

Generally, any materials or items that are no longer useful or necessary for someone are waste. Other types of waste, like electronics and home appliances, are classified as hazardous waste when they no longer serve a purpose for the owner, or they stop working. 

Tons of waste are generated daily, and the most developed communities tend to produce large amounts of municipal waste. Five types of waste are generated from all sorts of activities:

Liquid Waste

Dirty water, wash water, waste detergents, oil, grease, and sludge are classified as liquid waste. Depending on the origin, liquid waste is classified as point source pollution and nonpoint source pollution. Households and industries produce liquid waste, which can be potentially hazardous to the environment. Some people refer to liquid waste as wastewater (waste found in liquid form).

Solid Waste

Garbage, rubbish, and refuse are classified as solid waste produced in residential and commercial locations. It can be classified into four major categories: 

  • Plastic waste: Bags, bottles, containers, plastic jars, and other plastic materials can be found in residential and commercial locations. Plastic waste is usually recyclable.
  • Paper waste: Newspaper, carton board, and other packaging materials. Paper waste is usually recyclable.
  • Metal and tin waste: Steel and tin cans, barrels, and other metal materials found in residential and commercial locations.
  • Glass and ceramic waste: Bottles and beverage containers usually found in residential locations. Most of the glass and ceramic waste is recyclable if you dispose of it properly.

While most of these materials can be recycled, other types of waste like plastic, paper, metal, and ceramic/glass waste must be disposed of separately. Learning how to recycle will positively impact your life, household, and environment. 

Organic Waste

Organic waste, such as food waste, garden waste, and other household rubbish, produces large amounts of methane and should not be disposed of with regular waste. Instead, it can be turned into manure for use in agriculture to fertilize the soil.

Recyclable Waste

Check the item’s packaging to determine whether it is recyclable or not. Metals, wood, carton board, paperboard, and organic materials are classified as recyclable waste. Dispose of these common recyclables properly.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste, like flammable, corrosive, or reactive materials, jeopardizes the health and the environment and must be disposed of professionally.

Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you dispose of biohazardous and hazardous waste 

Understanding the different types of waste will help you better understand how to dispose of them properly. Bio-One of Chula Vista’s certified technicians can help you take care of all biohazardous and hazardous waste that may pose safety threats to you or your loved ones.

Our technicians can dispose of any biohazardous and hazardous waste following strict protocols.
Our technicians can dispose of any biohazardous and hazardous waste following strict protocols.

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