Domestic Waste is nothing but excess matter in the form of cardboard, yard clippings, wood, and many other forms of garbage. These items are usually located on the property and indwelling.
Other forms of household waste include aerosol cans, ammunition, motor oil, paints, and solvent. Americans in 2010 produced 250 MILLION TONS of household waste!! These consisted of grass clippings, furniture, packaging, and newspapers. This translates into 4.3 pounds of garbage for every person each day! That’s huge!!
Household waste also contains items which are very toxic and hazardous ⚠️, corrosive and flammable refuse. Paints and pesticides are a few items that require very special methods of disposal. Pouring these hazards down drains is an improper method of disposal. This poses a risk to human health and the environment. These items pose a dangerous threat to pets, and the toxicity can kill fish in rivers. Toxic items which are improperly discarded can also damage septic and water treatment systems!
Reducing household waste minimizes exposure and protects our environment. Recycling as much waste as possible is another key to helping our environment. We can also reuse ♻️ waste so less trash will be generated. If the item is hazardous, it is very important to keep them far from reach and in an area that is dry above freezing!
Please do make the earth a better place to live for our future generations to come!!!
By Sri Nihal Tammana