Shining Light On Small Business Pollution

Category Business Pollution Solutions

How to reduce pollution as a junk removal company

So basically you’re in the business of moving things people don’t want from one place to another.

The key to making sure you don’t pollute the environment any more than you have to is to be contentious of the place you haul junk to.

For example, as a junk removal Houston company you probably pick up an old mattress from a customer and haul it off to the landfill.

Not a good idea.

Or you might pick up an old washer and dryer and haul it off to the junk yard.

Again, not good for mother earth.

So where should you take that old mattress? Who should you hand off those old household appliances to?

Well, for starters, one mans junk is another mans treasure.

What that means is maybe you should see if there are any companies that could use that junk for parts or materials in the products they sell.

Maybe there’s a charity that’ll take it and clean it up and give it to the less fortunate.

I know a guy that would fix those old washer and dryers and rent them out and make residual income from junk.

The skies the limit when you think about all the possibilities besides the landfill.

So the next time you’re out and about and hauling some junk, think about the things you’re hauling.

Are they recyclable?

Are they recoverable?

Are they donatable?

Are they sellable?

Once you figure that out, devise a plan on how you’re going to rid yourself of your new found junk.

Who should you contact?

What sort of information will they need from you about the junk?

Where do they want you to take the junk if they end up wanting it?

Do they know anyone or have any other contacts that do what they do?

Build up your list of drop off sites.

And if all that fails, then take what’s left to the landfill.

The point is to try not to do that as much as you can.

How a painting company can do their part to reduce pollution

Paint contains toxic chemicals that may be harmful to plants, animals, and humans if released into the environment. As paint gets older, it tends to peel off from the surface, hence, finding its way into the landfill. A painting company should, therefore, find efficient ways to reduce environmental pollution for better life quality.

Tips for painters Pittsburgh to reduce pollution

Different countries are implementing environmental compliance to reduce excess paint and volatile organic compounds. These VOCs are harmful to your health as they may cause cancer, respiratory diseases, and other health issues. Some of the ways a painter can reduce environmental pollution include:

Using spill kits

Get spill kits and place them strategically at your painting locations to make cleanup easier and convenient. The Environment Protection Authority advises proper preparation and cleanup planning to prevent paint spills. Large accidental spills may be challenging to handle, but the ACT Fire and Rescue Communication can help with cleanup.

Smart clean up

When done with your painting work or taking a break, wrap your tools in impervious material to protect the paint from hardening. If your brushes and rollers have excess paint, clean it up with an absorbent item and let it dry up before disposing of it.

Proper disposal

Always dispose of dried paint residue in the landfill since liquid paint is a worse pollutant and has no waste disposal facility. Large-scale painters should engage a licensed hazardous waste contractor to help properly dispose of waste paint.

Although expensive, a painter should also adopt advanced technology to improve manufacturing and production efficiency. Painting has also undergone innovations like Ductile and BSI for enhanced durability, flexibility, and recyclability.

Painters can now substitute to less pollutant materials, change your painting processes, and improve spraying to minimize wastage. Also, use cleaning solvents with minimal volatile organic compounds for reduced environmental pollution and toxicity.

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