Skip hire is a known service for being convenient when taking out the rubbish. Being able to focus on any event, venue or project can be quite a luxury to have without worrying about the waste. Still, it’s often a different matter when it comes to those types of chemicals that may pose a domestic hazard.
Skip hire for domestic waste is just as convenient for projects and events in the same way, but it’s also designed to be safe for the environment. Waste from domestic use can be extremely dangerous to the humans and animals around you due to the chemicals used.
Plus, getting skip hire for domestic waste can prevent any future health issues that could occur due to exposure. This is especially helpful since some of the hazardous waste that can put you and your loved ones in peril are everyday objects that you could find in your very own home.
Continue reading to learn more about disposing of domestic hazardous waste with skip hire.
Classification of Domestic Wastes
Many household items are classified as hazardous waste, and they include items like paint, batteries, and cleaning products. If you have any of these items that you wish to dispose of, and you’re unsure if the waste is classified as hazardous, it is always best to contact your local skip hire company and explain to them the sort of rubbish that you are looking to dispose of, and they will provide guidance as to whether it can be placed into a skip, or whether it will need to be taken down to your local household recycling centre for proper disposal.
But regardless of where it ultimately ends up, make it a practice to package everything carefully during the waste disposal process.
Here’s a general overview of some of the hazardous domestic waste that you can encounter.
- Asbestos. Asbestos was a very used building material back in the day, but it is now known to be very dangerous to your health. It is important to avoid asbestos at all costs. If you are looking to dispose of asbestos you will definitely require expert assistance.
- Oil. Oil is highly flammable and is a leading cause of fires. Aside from that, many kinds of oil are very toxic to both humans and animals. It’s quite likely that you will be able to take any unwanted oil down to your local recycling centre for disposal, as they will have specialist facilities for it.
- Paint. Paint is a very dangerous and toxic form of waste, which is why you should always ensure that you handle and dispose of it carefully. Any leftover paint should be disposed of correctly at your local recycling centre, as only completely empty paint tins are allowed to be disposed of in a skip.
- Mercury. Mercury may have been used in many types of electronics such as thermometers, light switches and other items, but it is very toxic to humans and animals. This metal type can cause people severe health and reproductive problems, even in small doses. Under no circumstances should you touch mercury, however if you do come across any contact a local hazardous waste disposal company, like ourselves, for expert advice.
- Lead. Lead is often attached to pipes and metal items inside homes and buildings, and batteries are also known to be the most dangerous source of lead. When handling lead you should always ensure that you wear PPE and refer to the appropriate guidance – if you have lead that requires disposal, please contact a local hazardous waste specialist who will be able to advise you correctly and and safely.
Impact of Domestic Wastes
The reason many wastes are classified as hazardous is that they pose some type of danger to humans and animals. For example, many items, even cleaning products, contain chemicals that are harmful to humans. They have many dangerous characteristics, from being corrosive, flammable, toxic and deadly.
Hazardous waste is also seen as a problem since it can cause environmental issues. If it is improperly disposed of, it can pollute the air and water, which causes irreversible damage. In a time when climate change and accountability is highlighted, it’s best to minimise your personal carbon footprint.
In addition, the incorrect disposal of hazardous waste may lead to significant fines being issued, so it is always best to consult with a local hazardous waste disposal specialists if you have any doubts.
Collection of Hazardous Domestic Wastes
When dealing with hazardous domestic waste, it is always a good idea to leave the collection process to the professionals who are more knowledgeable about handling the waste and how best to deal with it’s safe disposal.
It is best to look for skip hire companies that have all the proper permits for recycling, as well as the right certifications and processes for handling hazardous domestic waste.
Disposal of Hazardous Domestic Waste
Once the waste has been collected, the skip hire company must use the right vehicles and containers for transporting the material ready for recycling or safe disposal. Many rules are in place to ensure that no toxic chemicals can permeate the environment, and they must be adhered to.
Employees of a skip hire company must also undergo specific training to learn how to dispose of hazardous domestic waste, since it can be harmful to both them and the environment if dealt with incorrectly.
You can be confident when dealing with Enviro Skip Hire that, as a fully licensed waste management organisation, we will execute safe and proper disposal of the waste.
Skip hire is a simple and convenient way to deal with hazardous domestic waste from your home. You may not have thought about it as an option, but it is a great way to keep your family and pets healthy and safe.
Looking for Stafford skip hire? Enviro Skip Hire is a family-run skip hire and aggregate company servicing Staffordshire, offering a wide range of skip sizes and aggregates that can handle hazardous waste. Get in touch with us today!