Waste Management is the act of managing solid waste and controlling its disposal to protect people’s health and the environment. Waste management aims to ensure that solid waste storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal are safe, efficient, and without polluting the environment, soil, or water systems.
Youngs Waste Clearance systems are used in most industrialized and developed countries. They control the flow of wastes from their source to be transported to treatment or disposal. This includes reducing waste production and increasing recycling.
This strategy for managing waste is known by the “3Rs” Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recycle. See also Resource Recovery. A waste management system can be implemented in many ways. It can be as simple as simple garbage cans and containers to more sophisticated systems that have central collection, transportation, or disposal facilities,,
EPA researchers are developing methods for treating and handling wastes resulting in natural and man-made emergencies, such as contaminated soil, water, and air. They assist states and local governments as well as tribes to determine how to reduce waste from disasters and treat or dispose of those that are contaminated with radiological and chemical hazards.
Many communities require residents use durable containers that are easy clean and have tight fitting lids. These containers are usually made out of galvanized plastic or metal with a 30-gallon capacity. However, some cities use larger containers which can be lifted manually and emptied into the collection trucks.
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