Taking a trip to the tip - waste disposal tips


Posted on: 16 June 2016 by chris chris

Solid waste management is a sensitive topic today

The rise in population in the world today and the consequent increase of solid waste generated from the households has called for smart moves to reduce the amount that ends up in the dumpsites or landfills. One of such smart moves is through the establishment of tips for the use of waste disposal in your area. A tip is a site where household solid waste is recycled. Most tips have in the recent past been converted into recycling sites and have become so efficient and achieving tangible results. They are so popular with the dwellers, and most of them have earned cognizance as centers of recycling excellence. The ease with which the tips are designed makes them even more popular with the residents.

Rules for disposing waste in the Tips

In as much it's the responsibility of the local authorities to handle waste delivered to them in a desirable manner, the residents have an obligation and a role to play. The most important of them is to do everything reasonable to minimize the waste they deliver to the tips. Waste minimization can be achieved through prevention, reuse, recycling or recovery in that order respectively. Disposal should only be as a last resort. Another obligation of the waste generators is to sort the waste, store it under safe conditions and securely so that it's not a hazard to anyone. Disposers have to fill a waste transfer note for each delivery and have to ensure that their waste carrier is validly registered to handle their waste. Residents are also expected and obligated not to let waste carriers dispose of waste collected from their homes in illegal sites or an illegal manner and are required to report them to the relevant authorities in case they do so.

Items that can be Disposed at a Tip

Lots of materials can be recycled at the tips. These materials include paper magazines and books, batteries (car or domestic), electrical appliances, glass bottles and jars, green garden waste, hard plastic, household furniture, oil (cooking oil and used engine oil), plastic bottles, scrap metal, wood waste, rubble and soil among others. Hazardous waste can also be delivered to the tips but after fulfilling all the policy guidelines provided.

Solid waste management is a sensitive topic today. Every resident has an obligation to keep their environment clean. Every resident has a duty to make the tips work by reducing the amount of waste they deliver to the tips.

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