How Waste Management Works
The Waste Management System
Waste management is an intricate procedure that involves proper disposal of various types of products. Companies dispose of their industrial waste in different ways, including injection wells, incineration, hazardous containers, and landfills. The EPA has strict rules for industries and their waste disposal. The EPA may conduct tests on nearby soil and waterways close to industries to ensure these areas haven’t been contaminated.
Landfills are also used to dispose of a large portion of consumer trash as well. Landfill property is set up in such a way to protect the environment and prevent contamination of nearby soil and water. Most of these regulations are set forth by the EPA, but states, counties, and cities may have additional laws regarding landfills and trash disposal.
Recycling is another important aspect of waste management. It benefits each person today and in future generations to protect our natural resources from over consumption. By recycling used materials like glass, paper, and plastic, we save not only the environment, but also the cost it takes to produce new products.
Recycling isn’t difficult and only takes up a small portion of your time. By having recycling bins positioned in a pantry, garage, or laundry room, you can easily separate the various items before pick up day or when it’s time to haul them to the local recycling center. If each household does their part in waste management and recycling, we may notice a reduction or at least consistent price on certain recyclable materials. Wouldn’t that be great?