The Importance of Segregation for Waste Management and Recycling
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Segregation is probably the most important step of waste management and recycling services, be it for households or industrial sites. An effective waste management service commences with the encouragement of segregation of individual waste streams through the supply of suitable containers.A classic example of suitable containers for the segregation of waste streams are the blue, yellow, green and red recycling bins. Each colour is used to collect one type of waste, red are for metal cans, blue for paper and cardboard and so on. For industrial waste management services segregation gets a little more complex due to the simple fact that each type of industry produces a different type of waste that sometimes requires special containers. By law certain industries can't simply dump their waste as they wish. That is when the job of a waste management company comes into play aiding businesses alike to properly segregate, collect and where possible recycle the waste produced. As defined by the Cambridge Dictionary to segregate means to keep things separated from one another and treat them differently. That is exactly what a waste management company does with different waste streams; it separates them and applies a different treatment to each of them. Industrial waste segregation is not as complicated as the name sounds. As afore mentioned it is done by supplying a given organisation with the adequate recycling containers. There are numerous types of recycling containers but they all have the same functionality: separate, store and facilitate waste handling and transportation. Different Types of Recycling Containers External Containers External containers range from 240Ltr Eurobin to 35 Yard Open Top Containers they can be used for the containment and collection of single or mixed recyclable waste streams and general waste. Internal Containers Range from internal containers for office recycling bins and eurobins to rigid containers for warehouse and inexpensive recyclable containers. The various containers range from waste bin size to 1100Ltrs and are suited to all manner of waste streams. Specialist and Secure Containers Specialist containers include internal and external containers for batteries, fluorescent tubes, hazardous and clinical waste streams. Secure containers are suitable for the containment and collection of confidential and sensitive material including paper, IT Data (including hard drives), DVD's, CD's and end of line products. Not sure what type of container you need for your business? Contact MT Waste to find out how we can help your business be more eco-friendly and save money at the time.
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