Key Considerations

Business requirements

Your garbage disposal and recycling equipment should suit your commercial needs. It’s crucial to figure out both (1) what kind of garbage your organization produces, and (2) in what quantities. In comparison to wet trash, dry waste may necessitate the usage of different types of equipment. Consider what kind of garbage your organization generates and how big the waste particles fit into balers or compactors.

Examine your company’s budget

After you’ve decided on the recycling and garbage equipment best-suited for your company, you’ll need to create a budget for purchasing it. Warranty options, after-sales customer support, installation, and preventative maintenance programs must all be included with the equipment. Depending on your company’s budget, you can choose to buy, rent or lease your recycling equipment.

Examine your resource efficiency

The equipment you buy should assist your organization in achieving the level of resource efficiency you desire. Before purchasing any equipment, do some research to see how much efficiency you’ll be able to get. If you want to boost the speed of your processes, you should choose high efficiency.

5 Safety Rules for Handling Hazardous Waste

With many rules and regulations to follow, handling hazardous waste can be intimidating; there is the potential for serious implications if something goes wrong. But it doesn’t have to be this way. When disposing of hazardous trash, there are some precautions to avoid harm and environmental damage.

The first stage in creating a hazardous waste disposal plan is to evaluate your waste-producing processes and think about reducing their outputs. Another option is to think about whether certain sectors of industry might be able to utilize your waste goods in their production, allowing you to recycle rather than dispose of the product.

Waste should be separated

To avoid chemical reactions, make sure you carefully segregate your waste products. Solids, liquids and gases should all be separated. Also, make sure you adhere to government requirements for sorting chemicals into suitable categories.

Label containers

All hazardous waste disposal containers must be clearly labeled so that they can be appropriately handled. Always include the Environment Canada (EC) hazardous waste number and use authentic EC labeling without any acronyms. Labeling with just the trash category is insufficient. Failure to mark containers properly can result in leaks, explosions and improper treatment, increasing the risk of an unsafe work environment and environmental dangers.

Screw tops are used for liquids

When disposing of liquid hazardous waste, ensure the containers are firmly sealed so there is no danger of leakage. Make sure you have a leak control system in place, to hold all of your liquid waste (and so you’ll observe any liquid that leaks out of your containers or spills) while moving trash to containers.

Weekly inspections

Provincial health and environmental departments can supply your organization with all of the resources it needs to handle all of your hazardous trash appropriately. They will also inspect your facility to ensure you comply with the necessary requirements, and search for any potential hazards to your employees or the environment you may have overlooked. Inspections are critical wherever hazardous waste is housed.

Everything should be documented

It’s easy to put things off, such as keeping precise records of your trash management. While it may appear to be excessive and unneeded effort, it is actually critical in times of disaster. If something goes wrong, your documentation will aid you in getting to the bottom of the problem and knowing how to respond. Don’t be sloppy when developing a thorough and effective documentation system; it could save you a lot of money and even lives.

Reaction Distributing makes balers, compactors and other equipment as Canada’s preferred waste handling and recycling solutions supplier. Please contact us at (866) 244-0009 or visit our website at reactiondistributing.com to learn more about our high-quality waste handling equipment and excellent customer service.