About Hazardous Materials DisposalThe job looks overwhelming and now. You’re faced with the unpleasant task of having to cleanup and dispose of all of it to get the home back into livable condition. The time and cost become a big aggravation but it won’t get done by itself.
Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste (HHW). Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides, that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them. Improper disposal of HHW can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health. —U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyHazardous materials are all around our households and when the job is this big, it can be nerve-racking because you certainly don’t want to be sickened unnecessarily. What’s more, you don’t want to have to clean up any spills. So, the first thing you need to do is to come-up with a workable plan to get that stuff cleared out without incident.
Proper Cherryland Hazardous Materials DisposalRather than just staring at the overstuffed space and wondering where to start, follow a simple plan. To clean out all that junk do the following:
- Remove safe items first. If there are things such as furniture, tools, or equipment in the space, take those out first. These can be donated or sold, depending on their condition. If it’s beyond saving, have a junk removal service haul it off. Should you be able to repurpose some of the stuff, do so and give it new life.
- Identify what is and isn’t hazardous. You might have heard the business expression, “paralysis by analysis.” It means over-thinking and making the task more difficult than it actually is and therefore, causing you to be overwhelmed. Hazardous items will have clear warning labels and list the chemicals included in the container.
- Carefully remove and transport to a local recycling facility. You might have to rent a truck if there’s enough material. Find a local recycling facility by going to www.Earth911.com and searching your area.