One of the most important aspects of effective waste management Melbourne starts with getting a clear idea about the categories of waste. Every different category of waste requires very different disposal as well as a recycling process. Lack of awareness to properly collect these different types of waste results in improper disposal and an ineffective recycling process.
Further with the right waste collection Melbourne can resolve this problem. Before that here are the types of rubbish that you must be aware of.
Medical waste is produced during immunisation, treatment, or diagnosis of humans or animals, as well as during research activities involving the testing or production of biological materials. Pharmaceutical waste, such as that generated by hospitals, health care facilities, clinics, veterinarians, and so on, can be found in homes and must be disposed of responsibly, even if it is not labelled as hazardous.
Bandages or dressings containing body fluids or dry blood used syringes, and chemicals such as phenols and formaldehyde are examples of medical waste that can be found in regular family households.
Electric devices, such as computers, printers, computer parts, music players, telephones, televisions, vacuum cleaners, and so on, generate electrical waste, or E-waste. It essentially includes almost any household or commercial item that contains electronic components and a power supply or battery. These products may contain toxic metals such as antimony oxide, brominated flame retardants, mercury, cadmium, and lead, all of which are harmful to humans and the environment.
Pesticides, some dangerous pharmaceuticals, some paints, mercury, weed killers, household chemicals and cleaners, flammable liquids, fluorescent light bulbs, aerosol cans, solvents, and other hazardous waste are typically regulated by the federal government.
Hazardous materials should not be disposed of in your recycling bin or general waste because they can be reactive, toxic, flammable, corrosive, or explosive. Chemicals present in the improperly or illegally disposed of hazardous waste increases the chances of contaminating our water, air, and possibly the food we eat.
This type of waste is typically heavy and bulky, and it is generated during construction and renovation projects. Ceiling tiles, bricks, plumbing fixtures, roofing shingles, asphalt, wood, carpeting, concrete, and fill dirt are examples of waste materials. Some demolition and construction debris, such as cement blocks and bricks, can be salvaged and repurposed. However, they are typically combined with concrete and asphalt and crushed to form the foundation for roadbeds and driveways.
This is made up of landscaping and food waste, which will naturally degrade in a short period under the right temperature and pressure conditions. Grass, branches, waste from vegetable produce, grains and bread, and paper products are all included.
These are items and materials that can be recycled. Food and beverage containers, cardboard, paper, glass, and metal are all common sources of contamination in household garbage. For waste to be recycled, it should be sorted at the source. Remember to compress boxes, bottles, and cans to fit more items into your waste collection Melbourne container or bag.