There’s not a single question that there are waste products that can be hazardous to human health as well as the environment. It doesn’t matter if it’s commercial waste, or manufacturing waste, the simple fact is that some of that waste needs to be properly disposed of. If it’s not properly disposed of, it can cause various problems.
What Is A Hazardous Waste?
Hazardous wastes are items or products that will pose a threat to, or cause direct damage to either human health, or the environment. The definition is really that simple.
Due to the threat these substances pose to health and environment, it goes without saying that they have to be dealt with correctly. They can’t simply be thrown into the trash or down the drain. There are a number of things considered hazardous waste. These include, but are not limited to:
Commercial Hazardous Waste/Materials
- Mechanical or automotive products. These are things such as oil filters, motor oil, and other automotive fluids. Gasoline, antifreeze, and wax are also considered hazardous wastes.
- Batteries are also considered hazardous waste, due to the acidic substances they contain. It doesn’t matter if these batteries are commercial, or car batteries.
- Electronics are often considered hazardous waste material. While they are primarily made of plastic and metal, there are often other substances that can cause damage to the environment if not disposed of properly. Due to that fact, you should always ensure that you treat any electronic product, such as televisions, laptop computers, DVD players, and other such products as if they are hazardous waste.
- Fluorescent light bulbs, as well as any other fluorescent product, is considered hazardous waste.
- Any and all commercial cleaning products are considered hazardous waste. While this is especially true of the chemical based cleaning products, even the cleaning products considered “all natural” have to be considered hazardous waste. They’re designed to eat through dirt and grime, after all, and this oftentimes means they could have some harmful products in them.
- Paint products, such as wood stain, wood preservatives, as well as PCB caulk, are considered hazardous waste. Naturally, paints such as spray paints, oil and latex paints, and any other paint can be a hazardous waste, as well.
- Gardening chemicals are often considered hazardous waste. While it may seem odd that chemicals used in gardening can be hazardous, it’s important to remember that hazardous waste doesn’t just pose a threat to the environment. There are many kinds of fertilizers that can cause a number of health problems if not dealt with carefully.
Disposing Of Hazardous Chemical Products
If you need to dispose of hazardous chemical products, you may need to Contact Eastern Environmental Technologies. We would be happy to discuss the hazardous chemicals in question, and provide our services for chemical waste disposal if necessary.
Whenever you have products marked as hazardous, or if you’re not certain, be sure to Contact Eastern Environmental Technologies. We will be able to tell you whether or not the product is considered hazardous waste.