How to prevent, manage, and avoid environmental damage from your waste management practices, whether in the form of waste or trash.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has compiled a list of some of the most common waste management issues and how to address them.
But, the problem goes far beyond simple, clean, environmentally friendly trash.
Here’s how you can find the solutions to these problems in your own backyard.
Use the right waste containers If you use reusable containers, you can save money and the environment by avoiding plastic and other solid waste.
They are lighter and much more absorbent than the heavier, more expensive metal containers that you can buy in grocery stores or other stores.
Choose waste management products That means you can choose the right material and the right packaging for your waste.
The waste containers, packaging materials, and other products you choose will make a huge difference in the environmental impact of your waste as well as the amount of waste that is left on the land and in the water.
Consider the environmental benefits of your landfill There are many benefits to landfill disposal.
For example, the environmental cost of disposal is reduced because the landfills waste is less likely to accumulate or accumulate toxic materials in the soil.
Landfill waste also reduces the amount and size of the hazardous waste that gets deposited on landfounds and on nearby wetlands, which can harm aquatic life.
Landfills are often located in rural areas and are often poorly managed and often require a significant amount of maintenance.
Get involved in your local landfill community If you are involved in the local landfill, you may be able to reduce the environmental harm from your landfilling operations by volunteering at your local facility or becoming involved with other communities.
Learn how to recycle your garbage The recycling of your trash can be a very effective way to reduce your environmental impact, especially when you consider that a recycling program also reduces waste management costs.
This is because the waste will be disposed of in a safer and cleaner way.
Don’t rely on a landfill when you have waste management plans A waste management plan is a tool that helps you design waste management systems and procedures for your landfill.
If you’re concerned about the impact your landfill operation is having on the environment, you should consider using an existing landfill or another facility with a waste management system.
Avoid using plastic bags or reusable bags While these types of plastic bags may be good for your wallet, they may not be good choices for disposing of your landfill waste, as they contain harmful chemicals.
For this reason, consider using reusable bags instead.
Keep your waste container out of the sunlight You may want to consider having a light in your landfill to minimize the amount you waste.
In addition, using a watertight seal between your landfill waste and your water supply can help reduce the amount that gets into the river.
Check with the local landfiller If you have questions about recycling, or if you want to learn more about landfill management, check out the Environmental Protection Agency’s website.