Hazardous waste that is not disposed of properly may contaminate our precious, natural environment.
"One gallon of improperly disposed paint has the ability to pollute up to 250,000 gallons of water." - EPA
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Our world is important – our natural resources, our wildlife, our families – so we need to take steps in the right direction to protect it. There are proper procedures for disposing of hazardous waste materials that can help save our beautiful world. This is top of mind for Haz Away Today when we make sure all of your materials are removed and disposed of or recycled.
According to theworldcounts.com, “We produce more than 400 million tons of hazardous waste globally each year, while the average home can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of household waste annually.” HazAway Today is the easy, responsible, and economical solution for your hazardous waste removal needs. Contact Haz AwayToday to learn how we can help remove any of the materals below:
According to Solid Waste Utility, “It is estimated that, of the 1.3 billion plus gallons of used oils generated each year in the U.S., less than 60% is recycled." Oil disposed of improperly reduces soil productivity, harms and kills wildlife on land and in sea and contaminates the earth's drinking water. Oil poured down household drains or directly onto the ground can reach the lakes, rivers and ground water, which can all become polluted. The World Wide Water Supply estimates that one quart of oil can pollute 250,000 gallons of drinking water. Because of oil's poisonous constituents and toxic properties, it is pertinent that oil is disposed of legally and responsibly. Contact Haz AwayToday to learn how we can help remove oils from your house or business and protect our planet.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that, "every homeowner in the U.S. has 3 to 4 gallons of leftover paints in their basement or household, of those, 10% ends up in landfill. One gallon of improperly disposed paint has the ability to pollute up to 250,000 gallons of water." This pollution can harm our precious wildlife and contaminate our drinking water, so it is important to dispose of paints properly. Haz Away Today can help you do so. Contact us today to learn more.
Many households use natural gas, propane or fuel oil heating. Each product poses a serious health or fire danger if not used, stored or disposed of properly. All flammable liquids give off vapors that can ignite and burn when an ignition source such as a lighted cigarette or spark is present. Due to the dangers that flammable chemicals possess, they are to be handled and disposed of by professionals, such as the certified staff of Haz Away Today.
Flammable solids are any materials in the solid phase of matter that can readily undergo combustion in the presence of a source of ignition. Fires, burns and property damage associated with children playing with matches are common events in the United States, so it is crucial that we handle and dispose of our flammable solids properly as well. Learn how Haz Away Today can help remove dangerous flammables from your home or business by contacting us today.
Oxidizing materials are liquids or solids that readily give off oxygen or other oxidizing substances. They also include materials that react chemically to oxidize combustible (burnable) materials, meaning that oxygen combines chemically with the other material in a way that increases the chance of a fire or explosion. This reaction may be spontaneous at either room temperature or may occur under slight heating. Aside from being poisonous, oxidizing liquids and solids can be severe fire and explosion hazards. Contact Haz Away Today to learn how we can help remove oxidizers from your house or business and prevent you from severe harm.
According to the East Side Fire Department of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ”Each year thousands of people become injured or ill due to the effects of an unintentional harmful substance exposure. This may occur by direct skin contact, inhalation, absorption or ingestion of the substance into the body. About 65 percent of these exposures are from ingestion of toxic substances.” Although these occur in all age groups and socioeconomic strata, children less than five years of age are the most common victims. Adults over 18 years of age are the next highest group of exposures, and all of our lives are equally important as our planet. Learn more about how Haz Away Today can help remove poisons and toxins from your home or business by contacting us today.
Some chemicals in cleansers may be hazardous to your health during routine use even though exposure is only to small amounts in the air or on your skin. Organic solvents affect the central nervous system, liver and kidneys, many of which are flammable while a few are suspected carcinogens. Strong acids or bases are corrosive to skin, eyes and mucous membranes and can react with other household chemicals. Acids are found in tub, tile and toilet cleaners and in rust removers. Phenols and alcohol are poisonous and flammable chemicals and active ingredients in most disinfectant products. So, as you can see, the common household cleaners that we normally view as “clean” can actually be very hazardous. Contact us today to get more information on how Haz Away Today can help remove dangerous cleaners from your home or business.
Automobiles consume vast quantities of gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, car batteries, degreasing agents, windshield washing fluid, car waxes, and cleaners. While most of these products are necessary for proper operation and maintenance, they are all toxic. Automobiles use lead-acid batteries, which contain lead and sulfuric acid. The lead can contaminate water while the acid can burn skin, and these batteries have roughly 18 pounds of toxic metals and a gallon of corrosive acids. If lead-acid batteries are improperly disposed of, the lead and sulfuric acid can seep into the ground, contaminating the environment and ground-water supply. Damaged, leaking batteries improperly disposed of in the regular trash also pose a danger to refuse collectors who can come in direct contact with sulfuric acid. Get more information about how Haz Away Today can help remove dangerous automobile products from your home or business by contacting us today.
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