With the ongoing spread of the infectious disease, the new coronavirus (covid-19), and its drastic impacts upon human health and the economy, the transportation and disposal of both hazardous and non-hazardous materials have become much more imperative for several different reasons.
First and foremost, the effective management and disposal of medical waste and equipment are of utmost importance. During such a pandemic, different types of additional medical waste such as gloves, masks, suits, and other medical items and equipment are generated along with non-hazardous waste streams. Eventually, all these used and contaminated items and equipment pile up, forming an abundance of virus-laden trash. For instance, the daily output of medical waste in Wuhan reached 240 metric tons due to the coronavirus, which is about the same weight as an adult blue whale!
There’s much more to worry about with such a surge of medical waste. Not only are those medical waste contaminated with the virus, but they also contain other resistant microorganisms, resulting in the spread of various diseases. Hence, in situations where medical waste is not safely discarded, all individuals exposed to it, particularly health-care workers, are potentially at risk of being contaminated and further spread the disease. Even if the probability of the public to be infected in this way is much lower compared to health care workers, the careless management of medical waste should not be overlooked.
Secondly, regular waste collection is undoubtedly one of the key elements that contribute to the quality of urban life. Imagine how dreadful would it be if we ended up living in a world where surroundings are marred with rubbish and waste! With the coronavirus crisis, the regular waste collection has become even more indispensable for our well-being. Since the virus can survive for days on surfaces including wood, metal, plastics, cardboard, etc., people can easily be infected by contracting infective droplets by touching those surfaces and touch their mouths, noses, and eyes afterward.
While its good for each of us to dispose of our waste, it’s advisable to rely on professionals, primarily if you operate restaurants, stores or any other commercial businesses and essential services generating a high volume of waste. Moreover, it becomes even riskier to dispose of waste if there are hazardous materials such as chemicals, old batteries, pesticides, inflammable products, and others. These types of waste cannot be disposed into regular rubbish collections, tipped down into the sink or buried in the ground as they are potentially harmful to human health and the environment. If such items are buried in the garden, for instance, the dangerous chemicals can leach into the surface affecting the soil, water, plants, and individuals, particularly children who love to play in the garden with the various containers they find around. Similarly, those who interact with such items can also have an elevated risk of being infected with the virus.
Having professionals to dispose of both non-hazardous and hazardous waste materials does much more than saving you from a hefty fine. These companies are equipped, trained, and fully licensed to get rid of waste materials properly. Not only will professional waste management companies adhere to legal rules and regulations, but they also take all of the necessary precautions and methods to manage waste effectively and protect themselves as well. For instance, it is imperative for them to wear suitable garments to reduce the risk of on-site accidents and avoid any contamination. Furthermore, professional waste management companies have the required equipment designed to tackle the removal of waste in an economical and timely manner. These machines also help to compress large amount of recyclable material for easier transportation and storage.
Land-filling is not a feasible option for environmental, legal, and even safety reasons, particularly during such an outbreak. Having waste management professionals for such tasks is a much wiser decision. If you’re looking to hire a professional waste collection company in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, or New Jersey, Action Hamzat companies will make your life easier with the range of waste transportation and disposal services they provide. Whether it is for a large or small institution, governmental entities, businesses, etc, Action Hamzat is here to assist with the transportation and disposal of hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste, universal waste, pharmaceutical waste, PCB Waste, Ethylene/Propylene Glycol Removal, and Disposal and contaminated soil. Their team firstly identifies the type and quantity of waste your business generates to meet your waste disposal and recycling needs in the best possible way. Additionally, they always ensure that equipment is suited to the requirements of your business and stays within your budget. Their know-how and premium customer service can quickly help you navigate the maze of regulations regarding hazardous waste and keep you and your loved ones safe, especially during this pandemic.