To define hazardous waste simply, it is any waste with properties that make it dangerous and harmful. Hazardous waste can greatly affect the environment and human or animal health. Hazardous waste materials must be solid waste.
What are the 3 Categories of Hazardous Waste?
There are three different types of hazardous waste; listed, characteristics, and mixed radiological waste.
Listed wastes are wastes that are produced from manufacturing processes. Also, listed wastes are produced from identifiable industries or commercial chemical wastes. There are four types of listed wastes: F, K, P, and U waste.
Characteristic wastes are qualified by the exhibition of either ignitability (waste that can be set on fire), corrosivity (waste that is capable of eating away other substances through chemical reactions), reactivity (Waste that is unstable under typical conditions. Ex: explosives), and toxicity (waste that is harmful when absorbed or ingested by a living thing) properties.
Mixed Radiological Wastes
Waste that has both a hazardous and a radioactive component. Mixed Radiological Wastes contain two types of regulated wastes.
What is Considered Hazardous in Construction and Demolition Waste?
Construction and demolition waste is not all hazardous. Hazardous Construction and Demolition Wastes are:
- Septic Systems
- Underground Storage Tanks
- Dust and Storm Water Runoff
How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste?
When you need to dispose of hazardous material, it can become a stressful task. Disposing of Hazardous materials doesn’t have to be a hassle. First, determine if your waste is hazardous or non-hazardous. If you are unsure what type of waste you have, contact our experts today to determine the type.
Disposing Non-hazardous Waste
If the waste is non-hazardous, the best way to dispose of the waste is to rent a waste dumpster and have it taken to the proper disposal area. Canyon View Dumpsters is capable of disposing of your waste the right way with no complications. Also, some nonhazardous waste can be reused or recycled depending on the properties.
Disposing Hazardous Waste
When disposing of hazardous waste, it is important to all the precautions. If hazardous waste is not taken care of properly, you can risk damaging something or injure someone. If it is a household product, read the label for instructions. If it is a product produced by construction or demolition, be sure to drop the material or product off at a designated waste drop-off location.
Contact Us Today for Hazardous Waste Disposal
Canyon View Dumpsters understands how stressful it can be to dispose of hazardous and no-hazardous materials properly. Are you unsure if your waste is considered toxic or non-toxic? Contact the dumpster experts to determine what waste you have to get rid of and how to properly dispose of it. If hazardous, toxic waste is not disposed of properly, it could result in injury or a fatal situation for humans and animals. Learn more about the rates that Canyon View Dumpsters offers or receive a free quote for your waste disposable today.