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The Importance of Right Waste Disposal Techniques

In England alone, there are more than 177 million tonnes of rubbish and waste matter generated by households and businesses—out of which only a small percentage of the same is recycled or reused for other constructive purposes. The rest is sent away to large landfill sites, washed down the drain or simply left to putrefy on its own. This scenario cannot be attributed to England alone and is a point of concern across most parts of the world. Experts in waste disposal and management techniques are trying to find newer and better ways of getting rid of the total amount of waste produced; thus ensuring that lesser materials reaches the landfill sites and the extent of damage inflicted on the environment is reduced to a large extent.

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Waste Removal in Landfill Sites

Local industries and authorities usually make arrangements to have the collected waste carried to landfill sites—which are basically large tracts of land where the same is compacted and later busied. In most cases, these sites are the venues for commercial and household rubbish alike. Extremely essential for rubbish that cannot be reused or recycled in any manner, these places are generally used as the last resort for people involved in the task of waste management.

Once the landfill locations are filled to capacity and have reached their maximum levels, they are topped with clay liners or plastic sheets, a little amount of grass and then left—never to be used again. When it comes to thinking about the reasons that are being discussed for reducing the load on these sites, then the one that manages to make it to the top of the list is the limited numbers of available places (to get rid of a town’s/ city’s waste in totality).

It’s also a well-known fact that these waste filled sites are environmentally hazardous and can cause potential damages to those living in their vicinity. As the biodegradable substances placed in them decompose, they let off heavy landfill Distribution 360 Pty Ltd - Adelaide Waste Management and Waste Services


gases; that includes the much harmful ‘greenhouse gases’ carbon dioxide and methane. Methane can prove to be particularly problematic as it is highly inflammable in nature and can lead to fires and explosions at the landfill sites. In some cases, these gases are allowed to burn off on their own, while in others, they are used for generating electricity.

Another hazard linked with landfill sites and improper waste disposal is a liquid run-off known as leachate—this substance is capable of causing high levels of pollution and is best collected from land-filled sites and later disposed off in an appropriate manner in the relevant wastewater plants. , Leachate is also responsible for causing high levels of harm to plants and animals too—especially if it manages to find its way into streams and rivers.

In a nutshell, with the growing concerns of environmental pollution and increasing population becoming more prevalent by the day; it is time to formulate more innovative ways of furniture recycling, land-filling and eradication of nonbiodegradable waste products.

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The Importance of Right Waste Disposal Techniques  

In England alone, there are more than 177 million tonnes of rubbish and waste matter generated by households and businesses—out of which onl...

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