When it comes to hauling debris, a haphazard removal process is not encouraged. It is imperative that the junk haulers take stock of exactly what must be removed and devise a strategy to dispose of it in the safest and most efficient manner. Performing this work certainly takes time and effort, yet it is absolutely worth it.
Some types of trash, junk and debris are hazardous to human beings, animals and even the environment. It is actually illegal to place certain items in dumpsters. Those who are caught dumping hazardous items will be slapped with stiff fines. The logic behind such rules is that these items will end up in landfills where they will eventually seep right back into the ground and impact the water beneath the surface. Contaminated water is a threat to the planet and the well-being of humans as well as animals. Let's take a look at a couple tips to guarantee the safe removal of undesired items.
1) Removal of Chemical Waste
If you have any sort of chemical waste in your garage, shed, basement or anywhere else in the home, it is important to dispose of it as safely as possible. Every homeowner and business owner should be aware that landfills will not accept the vast majority of chemical wastes. Examples of such waste include automobile oil engine fluid, transmission fluid, lead based household cleaners and pesticides. While many of these items are not harmful in small quantities, they can cause significant damage when they interact with other chemicals.
Consider what would happen if everyone was allowed to dispose of such chemical waste in dumpsters that are transported to landfills. Irreversible harm would be inflicted on our environment as those nasty chemicals seep into the ground. Such contamination would kill innumerable wild animals. So be sure to check out which types of chemicals you can legally dispose of in dumpsters before actually eliminating those items from your home. Ideally, you will not dump any chemical waste at all. Instead, reach out to our junk removal experts for our unique analysis and specialized junk removal services.
2) Paint Removal
Just about every homeowner and business owner has a couple buckets of extra paint in the basement, closet, garage, attic or other storage area. While it is quite tempting to dump these aged paint cans right into the dumpster, doing so is terrible for the environment, modern day human beings and those who will inhabit the planet across posterity. There are all sorts of harmful chemicals and oils in paint that will poison our planet's water if they are haphazardly tossed into dumpsters or poured down water drains.
3) Removal of Electronics
Computers, computer accessories (printers, hard drives etc.) and appliances should never be tossed in a dumpster. These electronics contain the same dangerous chemicals that are used in batteries. Such chemicals can cause irrevocable damage to our planet. All in all, 17 states have made it illegal to eliminate electronics by placing them in dumpsters / landfills. Dumpster companies can actually be fined for dumping electronics in landfills. Lean on our green junk removal service to recycle as many parts of your electronics as possible and dispose of the remaining components in an environmentally safe manner.