Whether you are a homeowner cleaning out the garage or the manager of a construction site, removing waste and junk is of primary importance. A number of reasons exist for this necessity.
Waste and junk cause clutter
Space anywhere can be at a premium, so keeping waste and junk around takes up said space that can be used for other purposes. Keeping trash around can also inhibit free movement from one point to another.
Waste and junk can be an environmental hazard
Some of the stuff we need to throw away can have a deleterious impact on the environment. Used oil stored in rusty metal cans in the garage or old cleaning fluid are examples of hazardous material. They should be disposed of in a safe manner by professionals trained in that practice.
Waste and junk can be a safety hazard
Everyone has found old metal parts that have sharp edges or lumber with rusty nails. Such things, if kept around, can become a danger to safety, with a potential for causing injuries. Fumes from used chemicals can also pose a threat to health and safety.
Waste and junk can be recycled
With concern for the environment becoming more important, recycling has become a growth industry. With advances in technology, more and more waste and junk that ordinarily gets thrown away can be processed into useful items. Stuff that clutters up your garage or construction site can be of greater use in the hands of recyclers. If you’re the manager of a company, you should consider contracting with a recycling company to deal with your trash. You might even start an in-house recycling operation if it makes economic sense for you to do so.
If you are a homeowner, your local or county government likely has a recycling system, either with a curb pickup or centers where you can take your junk.