Home 5 Waste Management 5 Classifying Different Types of Waste

Classifying Different Types of Waste

Oct 20, 2020 | Waste Management

Did you know that waste can actually be classified into a few different kinds? With this in mind, some types of waste are recyclable whereas others are not. Waste disposal can be confusing and knowing the different types of wastes you’ll be able to better understand what you can and cannot recycle and which kind of waste requires the services of a waste disposal company such as Brewster Bros.

Liquid waste

Liquid waste is frequently found both in households as well as in industries. This typically includes dirty water, organic liquids, wash water, waste detergents and even rainwater.

You need to also consider that liquid waste can be classed as point and nonpoint source waste. All manufactured liquid waste is classed as point source waste. On the other hand, natural liquid waste is classified as non-point source waste. It is best to get in touch with waste removal experts to dispose of liquid waste safely and efficiently.

Organic Waste

Organic waste is a common household waste. All food waste, garden waste, manure and rotten meat are classified as organic waste. Over time, organic waste is turned into manure by microorganisms. However, this does not mean that you can dispose of them in any location you choose.

Organic waste in landfills causes the production of methane, so it must never be simply thrown away with general waste. Rather, take a look to get a green bin from your local council, or hire a green skin bin or garden bag for proper waste disposal.

Recyclable Rubbish

Recyclable rubbish we are all probably familiar with and includes all waste items that can be converted into products that can be used again. Solid items such as paper, metals, furniture and organic waste which can all be recycled.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste includes all kinds of rubbish that are flammable, toxic, corrosive and reactive.

These items can potentially be extremely harmful to you as well as the environment and must be disposed of correctly. Therefore, I recommend you make use of a waste removal company for proper disposal of all hazardous waste.

Here at Brewster Bros, We handle construction debris and demolition waste, ensuring your rubbish is handled safely and efficiently, and in a way that complies with regulations. We’re proud to say that we also recycle as much as possible, so you can rest assured that your local construction waste disposal service in Edinburgh and Livingston will keep waste off of landfill sites. To find out more about the services we offer, please get in touch with us today, we’d be happy to help. To find out about your local household recycling services, search your postcode on My Gov Scot.