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Different Types of Trash and How to Dispose of Them Properly

There are many types of garbage disposal. There are three main types of waste: biodegradable, recyclable, and hazardous. Each type of waste needs to be disposed of in a specific way to protect the environment and keep our planet clean. This blog post will discuss the different types of trash and how to dispose of them properly. Stay safe and green!

Types of Waste:

There are three main types of waste: biodegradable, recyclable, and hazardous.

Biodegradable Waste

Biodegradable waste is organic matter that bacteria or other living organisms can break down. This waste includes food scraps, paper products, and yard waste.  Biodegradable waste can be composted at home or collected and sent to a traditional waste site.

Recyclable Waste

Recyclable waste is material that can be reused and recycled. This type of waste includes glass, plastic, metal, and paper. Recycling helps to reduce pollution and conserve resources. Many waste collectors also collect recycling during their regular waste collection visits.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is any type of waste harmful to humans or the environment. This type of waste includes chemicals, oil, batteries, and paint.  Hazardous waste must be disposed of properly to avoid harming people or polluting the earth.

How to Dispose of Waste Properly:

Now that we know the different types of waste let’s discuss how to dispose of them properly.

Compost or Collection

The best way to dispose of biodegradable waste is to compost it. You can do this at home by setting up a compost bin or pile in your backyard.  Be sure to include a mix of green and brown materials, such as leaves, grass clippings, and food scraps.  Aerate your compost regularly and water it as needed. If you are not looking to start your compost bin, there should be a local waste collection service that will dispose of the biodegradable waste properly.

Recycle

The best way to dispose of recyclable waste is to recycle it. You can do this by taking your recyclables to a local recycling center.  You can also check with your city or town to see if they offer curbside pickup. If not, you can still recycle your waste by donating it to a local thrift store.

Hazard Disposal

The best way to dispose of hazardous waste is to take it to a unique collection site.  These sites are designed to dispose of dangerous materials safely.  

Trash Away is here to help with your waste disposal questions and concerns. We look forward to speaking with you.

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