By now you’ve probably noticed that it’s a good idea to make sure you’re properly disposing of waste, whether it’s for a local business or your own house.
While it might seem obvious, we’re often too quick to throw away or recycle garbage, even when we can’t be sure what’s in it.
If you’ve got waste in your house, it’s important to understand the different options and what they’re worth.
In this article we’ll take a closer look at each option and explain how to choose the best one for your situation.
How do we decide which option to use?
Before we go any further, let’s clear up a few things first.
We’re all busy people with a busy life, so we often don’t think about our surroundings when we waste our time.
The way waste management works is that waste is collected by people in different areas and then sorted into the appropriate bins.
The bins are then moved by the Waste Management Service to a new location, where they’re sorted again.
The service uses a lot of energy to haul the waste, which means it’s expensive to keep running and maintain.
Waste management service manager Chris O’Sullivan says it’s hard to estimate the cost of running a waste collection service because there’s no way to know how much waste there is in your local area.
He says: “It’s hard for us to quantify the amount of waste we collect and it’s also hard to assess whether it actually needs to be disposed of.”
He adds: “We’re also not always sure what type of waste is actually in your neighbourhood.”
We also don’t know what type the waste is being sent to and how many people it’s going to be sent to.
“If it’s in your backyard and it goes into your waste bin, it could be a very, very small amount of the waste that you’d want to send.”
Where do we dispose of waste?
Waste collected by waste collection Service manager Chris Daley says: Waste collection services take care of sorting and sending waste from your household to a waste management facility.
It’s important that waste isn’t being disposed of in a landfill, because if you do, it can be very hazardous.
He explains: “Waste is often recycled, and it is also collected in our local waste collection facilities which are in the backyards of homes.”
Waste collection service manager and waste management specialist Nick Jones says that it can take up to five days to collect waste and transport it to the landfill.
If it’s an unwanted piece of household waste, such as old furniture, he says it will be sent in a truck, where it’s then disposed of.
Nick says: If you have a small quantity of household rubbish, we do take it to a landfill.
It can be a small amount, but we’ve heard of waste being sent in huge quantities and having to be stored in trucks for five days.
If the waste comes from an outdoor shed, Nick says it should be disposed in a rubbish can or bin, and then be put in a compost bin.
If your local recycling service has rubbish collection service, they will also pick up your rubbish and take it home.
When do we need to dispose of it?
Waste collection Service Manager Nick Jones explains: If the garbage is coming from an open shed, then it’s likely to be in your neighbours’ yard.
The waste will be placed in the compost bin or bin in the backyard and then moved to the Waste Service’s main landfill site.
If a piece of waste in a neighbour’s yard comes in contact with your own waste collection, you can either dispose of the unwanted piece or give it to them.
“They will then take it and deliver it to our Waste Service,” says Nick.
How much waste does it take to collect and transport?
Waste is collected using a variety of methods, from trucks and excavators to wheelbarrows and pick-ups.
The cost varies depending on the location and the type of rubbish.
Waste collection by waste management service Nick Jones estimates that waste from one yard can be sent a distance of approximately 100 metres.
If waste is sent to a nearby landfill, the cost is around £40 to collect the waste and send it to waste collection.
Nick explains: When waste is coming into your household, we will take the material to a collection centre where we will transport it, and there it will either be composted or sent to the waste collection site.
When the waste arrives at the Waste Transfer Facility, it will then be sorted by the Service and sent to our waste collection facility, where we’ll either put it in a collection bin or put it into a compostable bin, or take it back to the main landfill where it will go into our collection bin.
How long do we have to keep the waste?
The Waste Management Services aim to collect a maximum of three tonnes of waste per week.
If that’s not enough, they’ll then put it on the Waste Rec