Dangers of Putting Hazardous Waste in Skip Bins Melbourne

Maybe you have decided to move out, clean the house, renovate, clean up the garden or over time accumulated some general trash. In scenarios like these all of us rely on Skip Bins Melbourne to come at our help. But, there are things that should never be put in a skip bin, one of them is hazardous waste.

Due to environment legislation, these are the following items

  • Asbestos: Asbestos can cause health hazard because it is made of tiny airborne fibres that can be breathed in. These small particles are invisible to the naked eye. Get some advice on how to safely remove asbestos.
  • Fibro (fibrous (or fibre) cement sheets): Fibro‚Äôs use is most widespread in Australia. It is also associated with a number of life threatening diseases.
  • Gas bottles, including small cylinders
  • Explosives and any other environmentally unfriendly substances or objects likely to cause harm or damage
  • Dangerous chemicals and poisons
  • Acids, solvents, minerals, greases
  • Liquid paint
  • Hazardous goods (oil, fuel, thinners)
  • Toxic, noxious materials
  • Herbicides and pesticides
  • Liquid waste
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Mattresses
  • Needles and syringes
  • Medical waste
  • Food scraps
  • Any materials likely to decay or putrefy
  • Nappies

Household hazardous waste can be quite detrimental to the environment if it not disposed off properly. Some of these hazardous waste include everyday products such as bleach, pool chemical, garden cleaner, cleaning solvents etc. that are purchased from the supermarket or any other local store nearby. Some other things that should never be put in a skip bin are hardware material, liquid paints, oils, batteries, gas bottles, food etc.

If you have household chemicals inside your home that you no longer need or use you can injure or poison someone if they drink it, inhale it or get burned while mishandling. You can also endanger yourself and your property if the chemicals inside the containers ignite, explode or release any toxic fumes. Toxic fumes are more dangerous than it sounds as their inhalation can lead to symptoms such as nausea, dizziness etc.

Disposing off hazardous materials in your general waste, skip bins or recycling bins is not safe at all for all the reasons mentioned above. While decomposing many waste behave quite differently, so it is quite important that you segregate these materials as specified by the cooperation. Some of these are corrosive, flammable, explosive and toxic. They can potentially cause fire and create a huge hazard for the whole community and environment.

 

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