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How Much Do You Know About Waste Disposal Methods?

Do you consider yourself one of the growing number of people who are becoming aware of where our waste goes? The interest in waste disposal is on the increase as the average person these days is more concerned about the environment than ever before. This stands true especially for people living in Canada. We consider ourselves a relatively green country and generally take responsibility ourselves, by separating household waste. However, population growth and industrialization are increasing along with the need for more waste disposal than we are currently capable of.

Waste Disposal Methods

There is no easy solution to proper waste management and it isn’t cheap. When we talk about waste management, in this case, we are concentrating on one aspect: processing and disposal to minimize the consequences on humans and the environment. Waste disposal is a growing concern and something we all have to get involved in and discuss, professionals and individuals alike. Not getting involved can be catastrophic to our health and environment.

Next, we discuss the methods currently used, which are both effective and imperfect.

Preventing and Reducing Waste Generation

One simple measure that we can take on a personal level and in the workplace is to avoid buying and using unnecessary products, but instead utilize recycled or second-hand goods. You can shop in thrift stores and receive amazing discounts on original and unique items. An increasing populace who are constantly buying new purchases leads to the potential risk of people succumbing to the ill effects of toxic waste. We have no full-proof way of disposing of toxic waste as of yet. What we do have in place removes the waste from your area, but puts it in a landfill or out to sea. Neither of these are ultimate resolutions.


Through industrial processing, items that are pre-separated, such as paper, glass, aluminum, and plastics, are commonly recycled. This keeps the waste out of nature and successfully allows the reuse of these products. There is a drawback concerning recycling: it is very expensive. It does, however, create jobs, from the curbside collectors to the sorters and waste management appointees.


Incineration is inexpensive and burning our waste compacts it down to 90% according to Norcal Compactors. It reduces waste to nutrient rich ash that can aid hydroponic solutions, but polluting gases are also a byproduct. These gases are varied in toxicity, depending on what is being burnt and the type of incinerator being used. Hazardous and toxic wastes can be easily gotten rid of by using the incineration method. Leakage of toxic elements is one potential problematic factor concerning incineration. Incineration has negative and positive aspects, and to keep people and the environment safe, there exists the Canadian Regulations on Waste Incineration.


Composting is something that can be done at the end of your backyard, by using a handmade wooden box with ventilation, or a store-bought composting bin. We prefer the first option, in keeping with not buying unnecessary new products. Composting takes a long period of time, but the result is nutrient rich manure-like compost that cannot be rivalled for your plants. Done on a large scale, composting consumes a significant amount of land. Here in Canada that isn’t so much of an issue. The fertility of the soil concerning composting has improved immensely.

Sanitary Landfill

The base of a landfill site is lined to protect the ground water from the waste that will be dumped into the landfill. This of course presents the possibility for leakage, where toxic chemicals enter the natural water system. Soil is constantly being added to a landfill and non-porous soil is of preference in order to negate leakages. It takes a high number of workers to man a sanitary landfill site, which means employment for many individuals.

Disposal in Oceans and Seas

The dumping of non-biodegradable garbage into our oceans and seas is a very hot topic with individuals from all levels of environmental concern. We are finding that there are “floating islands of garbage” forming miles out from shore. Sea and ocean life are being destroyed and maimed by dumping our garbage at sea. Awareness of the damage toll of this practice is having an effect. For example, restaurants are no longer buying plastic products such as drinking straws; they are changing to paper or abstaining altogether.

It is in our oceans that radioactive waste is dumped. The theory for this is that out to sea is far from active human habitats. However, environmentalists are challenging this method, as such an action is believed to be detrimental for aquatic life. Environmentalists report that dumping radioactive waste deprives the ocean waters of its inherent nutrients.

On the topic of waste disposal closer to home, we at Red Bins adhere to the idea that a proper, efficient, and safe disposal of waste is paramount to what we do. Red Bins fulfills a socially and environmentally responsible role by donating reusable items to local charities. Our crews are well trained to identify and handle small or bulk items for donation. Facebook and other buy and sell websites are useful to list items for free that are still in fair shape. Sending your junk to a landfill is what we attempt to avoid at every turn.

As a conscientious individual who needs junk cleared from your home or office, you would do well to give Red Bins a call. Our courteous and professional staff will go over what you want removed and offer you an accurate estimate of the cost. There is no obligation and this estimate is free. What we offer out of the ordinary is removal straight away, if this is what you decide on. We have bins that measure from four to forty-four yards to accommodate exactly your individual need for removal and disposal.

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Reasons You Need a Disposal Service

Have you ever experienced a garbage workers’ strike or have you seen one taking place on the news? It can bring the neighbourhood where you live to its knees in terms of cleanliness and organization. As a society, we are consuming and creating waste more than ever, which means a local disposal service is without doubt a necessity.

Why you need a waste disposal service

We need disposal companies to keep properties clear of abandoned materials, broken bicycles, and old tires or old furniture, and to manage the disposal and recycling of renovation projects inside and outside buildings. Uncared for suburban or urban areas are unpleasant to view and can cause undesirables who do not live locally to move in and wreak havoc.

In the present climate, people are becoming more and more aware of opportunities to recycle and avoid the use of disposal methods leading to landfill usage. A quality disposal company will be environmentally aware and on board with being green. In the following blog, we have outlined some relevant instances where a disposal company is a necessity.


Downsizing from a family home to one that suits later life and retirement is a bit of a trend these days. It begins the process of giving away that which no longer suits our purpose, such as the things your teenager left behind when they went to college. Sentimentality and lack of physical fitness, or simply being overwhelmed with the task, may be factors that deter retirees from being able to clear their clutter and lifetime acquirement of what now may be labelled as junk. A professional junk removal company such as Red Bins offers a “full service.” This means we will take care of everything from loading the junk, cleaning up, and safely disposing of it. Our full service is an option that leaves you to deal with other important jobs at this time, such as selling your home and planning for the move into your new place. If you happen to have help, such as from your teenagers, there is the option to rent a bin from us at Red Bins and, therefore, save yourself a bit of money.

Home or Office Renovations

If you are a well established business, or a homeowner with neighbours that you love, you may want to stay put, yet desire a real change and update to your surrounding. This means you will likely undertake a renovation project. Renovations can be stressful and a strain on your finances, time, as well as your personal comfort while builders are milling about your home and property. There is usually a need for clutter, if not junk removal, before a renovation can even begin. We at Red Bins can help you with this, as well as offer the clean-up after contractors have left and the work on your renovated property is complete. If you’ve got a good crew supporting you, and prefer to save some money and handle the mess yourself, you can rent a bin from us and fill it on your own. All you need to do is choose a bin size and we will promptly deliver and pick it up when you are done. All renovation debris that is removed from our client’s homes will be recycled and disposed of properly to reduce the amount of waste, as well as the impact renovation debris removal has on the environment.

Recycle and Repurpose

We should all be encouraged to do our best to keep as much material out of landfills as possible. There are ways for households and businesses to assess and offset our carbon footprints and with disposal companies, our methane gas creating through dumping in landfill. More information on offsetting can be found at Offsetting Projects Canada. A disposal company is in a unique position whereby we can make a particular effort to positively impact recycling and repurposing of items that still have a lot of life left in them. One way of “disposing” of one person’s junk is to donate items to charity. Not all not-for-profit organizations are willing to take just anything, but it is a good first step. Disposal companies fulfill a socially and environmentally responsible role by donating reusable items to local charities. Our crews are well trained to identify and handle small or bulk items for donation. Facebook and other buy and sell websites are useful to list items for free that are still in fair shape. It is a good thing to keep in mind the motto “One person’s junk is another person’s treasure” when you declutter and clear out your home or office.

Why choose Red Bins disposal company?

If you are downsizing, planning home or office renovations, or need to recycle and repurpose, we at Red Bins are the best choice you can make. Our customer service is what sets us apart from other disposal companies. Red Bins’ professional staff can help you choose a bin that is right for you and our drivers are courteous and on-time. Red Bins is capable of either assisting or completely taking responsibility for removing your unwanted belongings, construction debris, or renovation leftovers.

We at Red Bins have several sized bins to choose from, and we offer them to rent. Alternatively, we can come out with a crew of professionals who will do everything from loading up your unwanted clutter, to sweeping the area clean after removing your junk. We are aware that the site at your home or office needs to look orderly while we are on the job, and clean and tidy when we leave. This minimizes disruption for you as a customer, your neighbours, and contractors that require clutter-free areas in order to get their job done. By choosing Red Bins, you are acting to promote local Canadian business. Even our bins are made here in Canada.

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