When it comes to waste management there are different strategies and approaches taken by different firms as well as that defined by civic authorities in a region. Managing industrial wastes include ways to eliminate, reprocess as well as dispose or reduce wastes that are generated. Wastes that are generated in industrial setting can be chemical or toxic as well as of the three categories such as liquid, solid and gaseous. Non hazardous and toxic wastes is the two major categories in which wastes are usually segregated and managed in industrial settings.
Use of landfills
Managing industrial wastes is done in different ways. A traditional approach to dump non hazardous industrial wastes is the use of landfills. Many waste management companies provide transportation with skip bins that are employed by different industries. Many companies that manage and handle wastes have tie ups with different industries. Contracts are formed on annual or several years’ basis as per which regular or periodic pickup of wastes is done by the waste management firms at client factory or industry premises.
This plays an important part and is stressed upon in modern waste management approaches. Hence, wastes need to be segregated into recyclable and organic or decomposable wastes where possible. While the approach might differ in different cities and countries, most eco friendly norms suggest the need for proper segregation of wastes and sending the recyclable wastes to plants that can process such wastes. Many waste management companies have recycling plants as well where such wastes are processed. Hence, the wastes are picked up in skip bins and driven to either recycling centers or landfills.
Handling toxic wastes
When it comes to handling toxic or chemical wastes, there are more stringent laws that apply in most places. It is imperative that companies do not dump such wastes in landfills where the chemicals can seep into ground water and contaminate the surrounding eco system. Most toxic or chemical wastes are burnt off in incinerators. However this approach is also contradicted in many places as there is the hazard of harmful gases that are emitted in such a process. Many industrial areas have waste management companies who take on the responsibility of processing the different categories of wastes. Hence, outsourcing waste management allow companies to abide by environmental laws and have an expert to handle the different categories of wastes as per permitted means. Nowadays many waste management companies have an online presence through which they can be contacted by interested parties as and when need arises.