Reactive Waste: How Do You Manage It?


If you operate a shop, garage, factory, or industry that creates, produces, or handles reactive waste, you want to dispose of the waste properly. Some types of reactive waste can create toxins, gases, and other fumes when mixed with water, air, or both. If the substances from your building enter the water supply, they could harm people, animals, and the environment. Learn how to manage your reactive waste below.

How Dangerous Is Reactive Waste?

Reactive waste describes any substance, material, or object that has the potential to detonate, explode, or emit toxins when exposed to water or oxygen. Some reactive waste can react violently or emit toxins in both water and air.

Once reactive waste enters the environment, it can cause significant problems or harm. Like other forms of waste, reactive waste can cause physical and medical problems for humans and animals. Some substances can cause problems for fish and other aquatic animals. 

If your place of business handles or produces reactive waste of any type or kind, you want to manage or dispose of it in a safe and prompt manner.

How Do You Dispose of Reactive Waste?

First, take time to label or mark all of the reactive waste in your building or workplace. The labels can help you keep track of the waste you use or create in your building. Also, keep a separate list of your reactive waste in your computer or filing cabinet.

Next, contact a hazardous waste management company and request services. A hazardous waste management company can help you:

  • learn more about the waste you create or handle in your building
  • dispose of the waste you create or handle in your building
  • manage the waste you create or handle in your building

In addition to the unique services above, waste management can help you find ways to cut down on how much reactive waste you create during the day. Some of the things you do can greatly increase the amount of waste your company makes, such as not measuring the ingredients you use to create your products. 

A waste management company may also provide you with containers to store your reactive waste. Once the containers fill up or reach a certain level, the company may pick up the containers and discard the contents for you.

For more important information about reactive waste and how to manage it, consult with a waste management company soon.

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