The best way to keep your hands off of toxic materials is to never get into the trash hauling business. But since you already have started the business, you have to get the ball rolling right? Here’s a list of things that you can tell your customers because that’s where it all begins. If they are careful about the way they handle trash, your job can really become easier and less hazardous.
What You Should Tell Your Customers:
- To Dispose Of Their Old Medications Carefully: tell your clients/customers to be careful when throwing away their old medications. Just hauling these items away won’t help because they hold potential dangers for everyone and even the environment. Tell them to never flush old medications because flushing causes them to erupt into millions of pharmaceutical chemicals that go into the sewers.
- Your customers should never let old medications leak into the environment. Advice them to crush the pills, mix them with flour, charcoal or salt and keep them back in their original container and then wrap the container with duct tape. Then they should put the container in a zip bag and throw into the dustbin.
- To watch over their household items: Detergents, soaps and perfumes contain chemicals that have been found in earthworms. These are the creatures that play a fundamental part in the earliest phase of the human food chain.
Okay, Done With Household Trash, but What To Do About The Trash In Demolition Sites?
Demolition debris contains: Asphalt, Concrete, Brick, Fiberglass, Acoustic Ceiling Tile, Plaster, Porcelain, Asphalt Roofing, wood and many other things such as fencing, fixtures and hardware, pipe, floor coverings etc. That there are many organizations out there that accept debris and recycle it into usable materials.
These days, most demolition services offer debris hauling that means, they haul away the entire debris. If you have taken up a debris hauling project, you have to make sure you are sending the demolition debris to a recycling center, wherein, they will be turned into salvaged building materials and be part of the construction of a new building.
To haul the post demolition services debris to a recycling center is your duty, not only as a hauling professional but also as a civilian. The onus of keeping the environment clean and toxic-free is on everyone in the world.
As a professional, make a difference in your line of work by encouraging your customers/clients and even your family and friends about waste recycling. Educate them pleasantly about bio-waste, toxic materials and salvaged materials. Your hauling business will grow multifold and your competitors will look upto you.