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Probably, we have heard the term waste management program however, most of us are still not aware of how to do it. Regardless if you are managing wastes from the household or you are running an industrial facility, the greatest challenge we are facing is the proper management and segregation of the generated wastes. The program encompasses more than just waste disposal, reducing, reusing and recycling things.
In a simple context, waste management refers to all the activities and actions needed for an efficient handling of waste. It also includes the collection, transportation, treatment and method of disposal. Likewise, it requires waste monitoring and regulating and other frameworks related to it.
Let’s say you have waste storage area, proper documentation of waste and have a licensed contractor to collect and dispose it. But do you know where does the garbage go? There are cases where the “landfill” or the waste facility was an open dump that lacks warning hazard materials.
How to Begin Your Waste Management Program
Start with a Goal
In everything we do, we should have a goal. It will set as our motivation to strive and achieve whatever it is that we want. In the case of waste management, it should be our goal to help lessen the unpleasant or harmful effect of different types of waste streams in our health and environment.
Facilities or companies that generate a significant amount of wastes should have a solid waste management program that works. Even if you own a small enterprise or managing a local business, there are online resources that will help you develop an effective plan.
Not all disposal solutions are the same. Hence, one should identify things to come up with a tailor-fit plan. First, identify the type of waste streams and volumes of waste you tend to generate. Likewise, know the local requirements or guidelines imposed by your local government.
Storage requirements also vary so take note of it as well. Collection, disposal, documentation and legal requirements should be part of the plan as well.
Again, it is essential that you are aware how much waste your place is able to generate in a month. The generator status of a facility should comply according to the state’s requirements and guidelines. There are different state requirements so check first which category do you belong to.
Classify the solid waste first as it can be in a form of semisolids, liquids or contained gaseous materials, discarded items or sludge. After that, you will be able to determine whether it is non-hazardous or hazardous waste.
Apparently, we consider wastes as hazardous if they are known to have negative effects to the environment, animals and humans.
Once you have the important details and figure related to your waste management program, it will be easier for you now to manage it and decide on what approach will work best. It can also be a significant factor to consider when looking for waste contractor or transporter that will work according to your needs.