When you think about waste management you will probably think that it is all about collecting your rubbish and then dumping it at a landfill. However, there is much more that is involved and though removing the rubbish is an important aspect you also need to address a few other things as well. There are different steps that need to be completed including monitoring and collection as well as transporting, processing and disposing or recycling the waste.
Monitoring is an important part of waste management. It involves both identifying the need for properly handling the waste and recycling it as well as minimizing output of rubbish. When monitoring the rubbish, you also need to conduct a review of the process to see how well rubbish can be minimized. You also need to keep a record of the various streams of rubbish.
The collection phase involves making sure that the bins do not overfill and that the rubbish is not allowed to accumulate and sit in one place for too long. You also need to know the correct size of the bin container and how often it must be filled. This will prevent overflow as well as excess stink.
It is also important for the customer to develop a good relationship with the waste management company. The truck driver must have ready access to the bins at prearranged times.
Transporting the rubbish is another important part of waste management. The company that is going to handle the disposal of your rubbish must be authorized to transport specific waste from the residence of the customer to a landfill or to a processing plant. A suitable vehicle must be used to transport the rubbish. Furthermore, the vehicles and the drivers as well as the companies must have licenses and approval to transport the unwanted material.
Once the unwanted material has been transported it must then be processed. At this stage, the waste management company must separate the recyclable items for further treatment and once the treatment has been completed, the unwanted material should then be packaged and sent to factories for production.
Disposing or recycling the non-recyclable material into a landfill is another part of the waste management process. The material should be disposed at authorized landfill sites. The unwanted material should also be buried at a proper depth to make sure that dangerous chemicals are not able to enter the soil or the water tables and they should also not get into the water system, air and pipe systems.