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What is Considered Hazardous Trash

When you are using your trash removal service, it is important to understand what is considered hazardous trash. There are certain things which you will have to dispose of in ways other than just throwing them in a trash bag or just leaving them out by the curb. Though the guidelines and disposal methods for these types of materials vary between local governments, there are certain materials which should be red flags, prompting you to inquire further regarding their proper disposal methods in you particular principality. Usually, you will have to bring hazardous materials to a designated facility for their disposal.

Pesticides and herbicides are often regarded as hazardous, and as a result, special trash removal guidelines will apply to them. These would include such products as rat poison, insecticides, mothballs, slug bait, flea powders, roach powders, weed killers, and insect repellent. If your city has a special facility for the disposal of these types of materials, then you will want to inquire with them regarding its hours. Most of these types of facilities are charged by the car, so you will want to bring as much of your hazardous trash with you as you can on one trip. Most of them want you to stay in the car, too.

Solvents, sealers, and paints are usually also governed by these special trash removal guidelines. The exception here would be latex paint. That, you can put into your regular trash (after it has dried out). Various auto care products are also considered hazardous, including oil, gas, and other fluids (like brake fluid, antifreeze, and various cleaners). Speaking of cleaners, there are also some household cleaners that are considered hazardous, including oven cleaners, bleach, spot removers, disinfectants, polishes, toilet cleaners, and rug cleaners. Any other chemicals which you use in your household should also be considered hazardous by default (especially pool chemicals).

One final concept of trash removal is that there are some types of waste which, though they are definitely hazardous, must not even be brought to the type of facility which we have been discussing. Instead, these usually have their own special disposal procedures which you must discover by inquiring with your local authorities. Such materials include explosives, asbestos, anything radioactive, medical waste, monitors, fluorescent bulbs, and propane tanks. By following your community's guidelines for the disposal of the types of products which we have been discussing here, you will be keeping your family, your neighbours, and your environment safe.