Landfill sites exist not only all over the UK, but also all over the world. Basically, a landfill is a hole in the ground that is filled with rubbish which consists of a mixture of household and commercial waste.
Landfills are one of the options that garbage removal companies use for disposing of our waste, and is one of the easiest methods available to them. It is also a method of waste management that enables the containment of garbage in one area, effectively ensuring that mountains of trash generated by households and businesses are not dumped randomly.
Waste management companies are always looking for ways to lessen the garbage problem and the resultant pollution that ensues from this.
Here are some of the problems of landfills:
The benefits of a landfill:
Landfill sites are not pretty, but the problems they present are more than just the huge piles of unsightly waste. Landfills effectively take trash and keep it until it degrades and disappears, which is fine for garbage that decomposes fast. But what about the many items that do not decompose quickly, or never decompose at all? This is where the many health, economic and environmental issues come into play.
The following types of waste are accepted by landfills
The following are accepted for recycling or must be dumped in special areas of the landfill.
These types of trash contain materials that could potentially pollute the environment and they should be recycled. At Junk Removal Wirral we recycle as many of these materials as possible to keep them out of the landfills. These materials are remanufactured into raw materials and can be reused again in industries.
The following materials are toxic and should not find their way into landfills.
These can contaminate waterways and pose a danger to air and soil to the surrounding environments. These materials require specialised disposal processes to ensure they pose no danger to the environment.
Many of the materials that are currently disposed of in landfills can be
Completely eliminating waste or reaching zero waste is not a realistic goal for everyone, but waste prevention is probably the best waste management option. Waste prevention requires a conscious effort to reduce consumption and wastage.
Recycling and composting can benefit the planet by reducing the release of greenhouse gases. Recycling can save energy by circumventing the need to use raw materials in the production and manufacturing of goods. Using recycled products (for example, tires or plastic) to manufacture a new product saves energy, raw materials, water, and reduces air pollution. An interesting fact is that a single sheet of paper can be repurposed 7 times.
Junk Removal Wirral offers junk removal services in the Wirral, Chester, Liverpool, Ellesmere Road area. We are your local junk haulers, licensed by the local authorities, and we will responsibly dispose of your waste. We recycle what we can, thus diverting as much trash as possible from the landfill, which we only use as a last resort. We are committed to preserving our environment as much as you are.
We offer the convenience of removing your unwanted waste after hours or on a weekend, and we even offer same day junk removal if that suits you.
Please contact us at email@example.com and we look forward to giving you a free, no obligation quote for all your waste removal and disposal.
Wirral and Liverpool: 01518 080407
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