When you renovate or just cleaning your house, you will need disposal services like the Dumpster Rental Lakeland to dispose of all the material that cannot be recycled and reused anymore including old furniture, appliances, and the like. All you need to do is to call and rent a dumpster and you just fill in space with whatever materials you wish to throw away. However, there are certain materials and equipment that can be hazardous and toxic. The dumpster company will not accept these kinds of materials because the landfill does not permit them so.  

What is a landfill? 

Landfills are designed, located, monitored and operated to make sure that everything that is disposed of is complying with the federal regulations. They are also made to protect the environment from harmful contaminants that may be present in the waste stream. They are placed under monitoring systems and provide additional safeguards. Modern landfills are now well-engineered and have well-managed facilities. Your dumpster trucks dispose of unrecyclable materials in the landfills and follow strict regulations on disposal management.  

What are the types of landfills? 

Subtitle D is focused on the local and state governments for planning, implementation, and regulation for nonhazardous solid waste management including the garbage from the households. It includes industrial waste landfill and Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLFs). The Industrial Waste Landfills can be classified into two categories: the Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) landfills, and Construction and Demolition (C and D) Debris Landfills.  

Subtitle C creates a federal program that manages the hazardous wastes in order to protect the humans and the environment from these toxins and chemicals. The Hazardous Waste Landfill, which is responsible for disposing hazardous waste from big industries, is one type of Subtitle C.  

What chemicals are banned in the landfills? 

Many of the products that we use every day contain hazardous materials that are banned in certain landfills. These are the following: 

  1. Mercury-containing materials 

These include thermostats, pilot light sensors, mercury thermometer, and electrical switches and relays. These materials contain mercury that is dangerous for humans and the environment 

2.Lights, Electronics, and batteries 

All types of batteries including AAA, C, D, SS, etc., are prohibited as well as fluorescent lamps and tubes; electronic devices such as printers, cell phones, radios, televisions, microwave ovens, etc; and computer monitors (because they contain LCD and CRT).  

3.Chemicals that are found in households 

These include herbicides and pesticides used; poisons and flammable ingredients and materials like oil-based points and other explosive materials, oxidizers, acids, and bases.  

4.Vehicle-related wastes 

These include batteries, motor oil and filters, antifreeze, and tires. 

5.Solvents and Paints 

These include solvents like fingernail polish remover, latex or oil-based paints. 

Conclusion 

There are many things that we throw that can cause damage to our environment and our health. This is why house owners are encouraged to reuse and recycle some materials at home, and industries to minimize the use of materials that cannot be reused and recycled. Also, we need to follow certain regulations to help the federal government sustain our environment.