Biological waste is the simplest to dispose of, and you can get rid of your kitchen waste and pet’s poo even without hiring a skip. How do you dispose of your green waste? Do you dump it into a recycle bin or send it to a special processing plant?
Despite its benefits, it’s still unclear about the best disposal method for biological waste. Some people opt to send it to landfills, while others compost and use it in their gardens. Although landfilling is a potential disposal method for biological waste, it’s hazardous to the environment due to the rotting process that emits harmful gases.
If you’re cleaning up your yard and want to discard the waste, try the following disposal options and help protect the environment from pollution.
Besides, recycling biological waste is an excellent option for saving energy. For instance, they can be used to make biofuels, which are considerably cheaper than industrially manufactured energy
2. Home composting
Biological waste composting is a natural recycling service that allows households to recycle a considerable amount of animal and plant waste such as fruit and vegetable waste, grass cuttings, peelings, and eggshells.
Sending biological waste to landfills is harmful as the rotting biodegradable materials emit methane through anaerobic rotting. Methane is more hazardous than carbon dioxide. When you send the waste to a composting facility, it uses air to compost; thus, no greenhouse gas is emitted.
Burying is the best disposal method when dealing with carcasses. Decomposing animal flesh is toxic to the environment and human health, and it should be disposed of where no animal or human being can access it. Put the carcass into a heavy disposable bag and seal it tightly, then bury it in a deep hole such that it can’t be dug up.
4. Council collection
Alternatively, you can place the disposable bag containing the carcass in a designated place for council collection. Ensure that you place a heavy object on the bag so that stray dogs and birds won’t carry it away.
5. Sign up for a local waste collection program
There are numerous waste collection companies in the UK. You can sign up with them to collect waste from your home on garbage collection days. Please consult your local garbage collection service to know what biological waste they accept.
6. Sanitary Sewers
Biological liquid waste like human or animal blood can be disposed of in sanitary sewers. The main advantage in this method is that it reduces chances for spills and leaks during transport. Besides, it reduces the waste disposal costs.
You don't need to disinfect liquid biological waste before pouring it down the drain (sanitary sewer). After disposing of the waste, ensure that you rinse and disinfect the drain properly.
Proper disposal of biological waste can greatly help curb environmental contamination. Some disposal options like recycling, composting and burying the waste are eco-friendly and safe for humans' health.