Did you know Americans generate about 250 million tons of waste every year? Fortunately, decades of focus on recycling has directed around 35 percent of that waste away from landfills and more towards responsible destinations where it can be composted and reused. When it comes down to taking full responsibility for your waste, whether it’s from moving or a cleaning project, what measures can you take to help protect the planet? Read on to learn some responsible ways to go about waste removal!
Focus More on Recycling
First and foremost, if you don’t want to bring any pests, be mindful of what you put into your dumpster rental. Never ever place food items into it, as it will start to rot up and stink up the immediate area. Flies will be heavily attracted to it, which can cause an infestation of maggots. Raccoons are also known to find ways into tight spaces to retrieve all kinds of items, and you do not want to entice them with any food scents. Unfortunately, not every community has a recycling program in place, making it hard for residents to get actively involved in recycling. However, with a bit of dedication, you could create your own collection bins and find recycling facilities to sell your waste. A waste removal company like the Atlantic Waste Group can also help you deal with any recyclable waste.
Items to Avoid Tossing into Your Dumpster
If you have rented a hauling dumpster, it is tempting to see it as a colossal catchall waste removal object where anything and everything you don’t want can be swiftly disposed of. This is the “out of sight, out of mind approach.” But this isn’t always the case. You have to practice responsible waste management and removal, which means you have to know what not to toss in your dumpster. Here is a shortened list:
- Paint cans
- Propane tanks
- Railroad tires
- Ink and resins
- Household cleaners
- Hazardous materials
If you have some of these items, consult with your waste removal or dumpster rental company to figure out a better solution for getting rid of everything.
Waste Removal and Transportation Services You Can Rely On
Atlantic Waste Group has satisfied both commercial and residential clients for years with our many waste removal and equipment transportation services. We provide clients with the reliable and quick services that they need at the drop of a hat! Our services are available to those living in the Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Prince Georges, Montgomery, Howard, and Carroll Counties in Maryland!
For more information about our services and a free online quote, visit our website and give us a call at (410)-768-4720! Our office hours are Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our hours are very flexible throughout the week and weekend as well.