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Waste Management Tips, Part 2: Liquid and Hazardous Waste

March 4, 2022 davidcrossan@googlemail.com Comments Off

This week marks the conclusion of our two-part series on the best ways to store waste. Last week we discussed solids and food, and this
week we’re going to discuss the best ways to handle liquid and hazardous waste ” all of which may be equally tricky to manage
appropriately! Additionally, to finish up the package, we’ve included some very practical ideas for dealing with garbage in general.

How to Dispose of Liquid and Hazardous Waste Safely

The very first step is likely the most critical, yet is sometimes overlooked: using suitable garbage containers! Occasionally, containers
such as a standard home bin will not suffice. Thin plastic is prone to rupturing and splitting, perhaps spreading your liquid waste
everywhere; this is by no means a pleasant circumstance. The good news is that they are not your only option”you may also properly
and securely store waste items in intermediate bulk containers (sometimes referred to as IBCs) or drums. Don’t forget that skips are
always a possibility!

Once you’ve secured your container, you must consider the weather. Rainwater can infiltrate your waste and then escape, resulting in
contaminated runoff. This is especially problematic if your garbage is harmful or toxic in some way, as you do not want it to pool in your
back garden. To prevent leakage, store your garbage beneath a waterproof cover”ideally, a roof or an awning, but a tarpaulin will
suffice. Indeed, it’s a good idea to place a tarpaulin beneath them as well. This prevents liquid waste from escaping into drains or
watercourses, as well as into the surrounding ground. Additionally, stored water serves as a magnet for pests such as rodents and flies.
This is another reason to ensure that all containers are covered!

Remember, a golden rule is to avoid exposing chemicals or hazardous trash to the open air at all costs. It can be quite dangerous for both
animals and humans, much more so if you have small children in the house.

Suggestions for Waste Storage

There are a few other approaches to simplifying waste storage in general, regardless of the contents. Labeling your containers clearly, for
example, not only aids you in remembering what’s inside, but also assists anyone picking them up in properly handling them. Also, make
certain that your garbage cannot be blown away.This is especially important for food and solid waste storage. If you’re using an open-
topped container, such as a skip, make sure it’s covered and/or netted.

On that note, while the majority of garbage containers are rather durable in and of themselves, it’s still a good idea to ensure they’re not
going to be subjected to any unexpected hits. For instance, if a waste barrel is put in a doorway and someone walks into it, you may find
yourself cleaning up a really nasty mess afterwards.

Finally, a Few Words

We could continue indefinitely, but we’re confident you get the point! As you might imagine, the ideal way to store garbage is frequently a
question of common sense, but it’s still beneficial to be aware of the finer nuances in case something goes wrong. As always, a good-
sized skip is one of the best waste containers available, and we have plenty of them here at CKB Skip Hire! Booking is also
straightforward; all you need to do is input your phone number and postcode on our website, and we’ll take care of the rest. So, are you
ready to begin?

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