Trash removal costs a significant amount of money and requires serious commitment and organization. Waste management can encompass upwards of 20 different industries.
Waste management is a six stage process. The first two stages, generation and storage, are concerned with the origins of waste and preliminary gathering, which involve consumers sorting waste materials into appropriate collection bins. The next stage, collection, involves either consumers transporting their waste to large collection facilities, or the municipality arranging for trash removal. The final three stages are transport, processing and recycling, and disposal. These steps involve moving the collected garbage to designated areas. The trash is then separated into recoverable items that are recycled or reprocessed, and non-reusable waste.
The estimated cost for rubbish removal of a minimum load (100kg) is £50-£70. If you have a quarter load of rubbish (200kg-300kg) that needs removing, the estimated cost of this will be £90-£100. A half load (500kg-700kg) for a rubbish removal van is estimated to cost £150-£170
There are many methods of waste disposal, some more high-tech than others. Each has its own associated pros and cons, ranging from efficiency to cost-effectiveness and even how environmentally-friendly they are.
Recycling is one of the most common forms of waste disposal. With landfill being so expensive now, it’s much more financially viable for businesses to recycle their waste.
Plasma gasification is one of the more high-tech ways of dealing with plastic waste. While it requires more energy than, say, sending waste to landfill, it’s an effective way of reducing the size of waste and making sure that we’re not relying on landfills for waste disposal.
Using a sanitary landfill (or more commonly referred to as just a ‘landfill’), involves dumping waste into a predetermined location designed for waste disposal. Landfills contain a protective layer which prevents any chemicals or contaminants from seeping into groundwater.
Slightly similar to plasma gasification, incineration heats waste to transform it into base components, assorted gases and, more often than not, ash. Waste volume is reduced by about 90% and hazardous or toxic wastes can actually be gotten rid of through combustion.