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10 Dangers of Improper Waste Disposal

Waste disposal is an everyday affair in each household. All people generate waste and as such, this contributes to the gradual rising of waste volumes around the world. Products are in production every single time. Improper disposal of these products can lead to dangers to human and animals. It can also wreak havoc to the environment and the planet. These are some dangers that waste can cause if it isn’t disposed of properly:

Injury and harm to people

Humans are the first to experience any negative effects of improper waste disposal. A simple action such as not segregating trash can cause danger and harm already. For trash that can cause injuries like sharp things and shrapnels, just handling and collecting that trash that wasn’t properly contained can send you to the ER. One minute you’re bringing trash to the curb, the next, you have a long laceration in your forearm already.

Toxicity and exposure

Other kinds of waste are more harmful when they’re disposed of already. Chemicals can be more dangerous when you leave them out and about in the garage and wait for the rubbish removalists to pick them up. Keep the waste of chemical-heavy products away from kids. These can cause irritation to people around. Worse, they can cause fires with accidental flame contacts.

Danger to house pets

Records of deaths of pets at home happen because of waste ingestion. If your dog is fond of going through the trash and you just happen to leave it out on the open, who knows what will happen the moment they ingest that expired food you didn’t dispose of properly. 

Mental and emotional health effects

A study by a group at Rice University gave evidence that trash can mentally affect a person. Prolonged stay in environments that are dirty can cause changes in focus and mood. Irritability and stress can sometimes result from environments that are filled with trash and waste. Dispose of your waste and follow your waste management steps. A well-disposed home can contribute to better mental health and emotional environment.

Pests and vermin

Improper waste disposal invites many leeches and parasite to your home. As trash is not properly put out, rats and insects will have an easier time in rummaging it. Even worse, these parasites have the chance of setting up habitat in your home where it can go in and out, affecting your food supply and kids. From the trash, it can make its way to your pantry.

Widespread disease

Most of the time, diseases caused by harmful pathogens can spread because of waste flows. Sewages, when not handled properly via improperly discoed waste can carry diseases like diarrhea and cholera. Outbreaks of such disease stem from water sources and water streams that are carried out to people.

Air contamination

One of the ways of handling waste is incineration. However, poor handling of waste results in more waste being opted out for this method. Don’t result to burning your trash if you can’t properly dispose of them immediately. The key to handling big volumes of waste is proper disposal first. Air contamination of the environment around you and surrounding environments start from not dealing with trash well. Dispose of your waste properly first.

Soil contamination

Soil contaminations are common occurrences from waste disposal. For example, containers are left out, proper waste disposal involves emptying out containers of products and disposing of those contents in a different way. When you only throw containers of the product with contents still inside, these chemicals might seep its way to the ground, hence contaminating the soil or ground it’s in. 

Water contamination

Water contaminations often result from chemicals and liquid waste that are not properly disposed of. Often, your nearby factories and industries can have spillages and leaks causing contaminations in the water. These bodies of water sometimes lead to many other water sources which can pose a danger for your drinking water needs. 

Danger to wildlife

Ocean disposal of waste is not a new way of getting rid of the trash. Waste issues around the globe often involve a lot of harm to wildlife. Besides humans, animals receive the blunt end of waste that are not managed well. Plastics often end up in the bodies of dead sea creatures just because people can’t simply throw their waste in the trash bins. 


We are Kurt’s Rubbish Removal and we offer rubbish removal services for you. We make sure to take care of your waste well. As such, we engage in good waste disposal and management practices. We recycle as much as we can so that not all of your waste goes straight to landfills that are diminishing slowly every single moment. Let us take care of your trash and lessen the dangers it can pose to you at home. Don’t hesitate to contact us for all your rubbish removal needs!

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