The production of the waste is inevitable in any country of the world. By properly segregating and disposing of the waste, you can reduce the amount of toxins entering the atmosphere and do effective waste management. There are different types of waste products and those which are potentially very dangerous are grouped into hazardous waste. It is easy to reduce all types of waste materials by changing your habits and you can even make some savings during the process.
The first step in the segregation of waste is to determine if your waste fulfils the guidelines for the definition of a solid waste according to the acts followed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Usually, most of the solids, liquids and gases are regarded as the solid waste. After your waste meets the requirements of solid waste, you have to determine if it comply with the definition of hazardous waste. The hazardous waste displays the characteristics of reactive or toxic, corrosive, and flammable substances. In case, your waste meets the requirements of hazardous waste, you need to separate it from any municipal waste and prevent its entry to the municipal waste system. After that, you are required to apply for a permit for the treatment and disposal of the waste through a state health office. It also includes the tracking of your waste and recording waste levels.
In case your waste is not hazardous, then you can recycle it or allows its entry to the municipal waste stream. If you are ready for disposal, then you should decide on a proper method. The process of Incineration leads to the treatment and elimination of biological waste. The hazardous liquids are usually stored in underground injection wells. In case of metals and other materials that do not burn easily, the storage is done in drums in a landfill. By recycling waste and reducing the amount of resources, you can prevent the potential health hazards and keep your environment clean.