Waste Management

Eight Residential Waste Removal Tips

Eight Residential Waste Removal Tips
Here are some tips on proper waste removal procedures.

Properly disposing of your waste is important. You want to keep your premises free of debris to keep it from becoming an eye sore to the neighbors around you, as well as prevent trash from becoming a health hazard to you and everyone else who lives in your house. Here are some tips on proper waste removal procedures.


Always separate your waste from your recyclables. Never throw away glass, paper, cardboard, metal, plastic, or any other recyclable items. Instead, place them into your curbside recycling bin. Waste removal is made easier doing this because it keeps refuse collection costs down and makes it easier to do. This is great for the environment.

Hazardous Items

Get in contact with your waste hauler about proper waste removal procedures for hazardous waste. Don’t throw appliances, batteries, chemicals, or any flammable items or pesticides into normal garbage. Paint is something else to keep out of your normal trash. These are all dangerous to put with the rest of your trash and require special handling to be dealt with safely.

Garbage Odor

Bag your garbage before putting it in your pick-up-roller to keep your odors tame and to keep bugs away from your trash. Clean your trash container regularly and keep it under shade. If you can avoid doing it, don’t place food in it. To better understand the waste removal process for dealing with food waste, contact your local waste management company.

Close The Lid

Make sure you don’t overload your trash container. The lid needs to be fully shut. If your container doesn’t close entirely, there is too much waste in it. If you have too much waste to place in one container, order another container instead of trying to fit too much waste into one.

Avoid Yard Waste

Another waste removal tip is to handle your yard trimmings separately from your household trash. Yard trimmings include grass clippings, leaves, plants, tree and hedge trimmings, dirt, and branches. Recycle and mulch as much as possible before disposing of your yard debris and arrange to have it picked up separately from the rest of your trash.

No DIY Items

If you’re doing something like remodeling your home, keep in mind that construction materials such as brick, wood, tile, and shingles can’t be thrown into regular waste removal bins.  These materials require special handling. You’ll want to rent a dumpster for items like these. Predict how much debris you’ll have and order the proper size of bin for the job.

Garbage Clean-Outs

When you’re performing waste removal in your shed or garage, remember that lubricants, oil filters, paint thinners, used tires, herbicides, yard equipment, greasy rags, and broken electrical appliances will usually need special handling. Get in touch with your local waste authorities for the proper solution. Many of these places have specially designated recycling centers for hazardous materials like those.

Safety Is A Priority

Put sharp items in containers within your bagged garbage to avoid getting hurt. When putting your trash bin on the curb, make certain it can be accessed safely. You also want to be sure that no vehicles are parked in front or behind your trash removal container.

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