How to Deal with Illegal Wastes

Illegal Wastes

Carrying out a general home cleaning or spring cleaning can bring out old, unused items you have forgotten about.


And most of the time, after doing a spring cleaning, you will end up with a huge amount of waste – old batteries, broken electric appliances, unused couch, and the list goes on.


No matter how keen you are about ridding your home of all these wastes, you mustn’t forget that there are certainly fixed regulations you should abide by when it comes to proper disposal of different types of wastes.


There are some illegal wastes that require a little bit more caution, which you couldn’t just leave with your other usual household trash and leave on the curbside; doing so could result in breaking some community laws.


In Canada, some types of wastes are considered illegal because they are hazardous. But not all illegal wastes are hazardous, such as old furniture pieces.


Here are some of the kinds of illegal waste deemed as hazardous in the country:

Medical waste – Expired medications, used syringe, used surgical gloves, any hospital material that has come in contact with blood.

Chemical waste – Oil, paint, batteries, pesticides, etc.


On the other hand, these are the non-hazardous illegal wastes:

Used mattress, old furniture, old tires.


These wastes should be specifically deposited to designated depots to be handled the right way. Careless handling of these wastes, particularly the hazardous ones, can lead to physical dangers. For an instance, if any person gets pricked by a used syringe for a hospital, they could develop an infection because of the incident. The special depots are fully equipped and are staffed with qualified professionals who perfectly know how to handle hazardous and illegal waste the right way.


You can drop off these illegal waste to the depots yourself or you can hire professional junk removal services to do the job for you.

Why You Should Hire Professional Junk Removal Services


Cleaning up after a messy home project or a major home cleaning may sound simple enough. Seemingly simple, in fact, that many people actually just resort to doing everything from cleaning up to the junk removal task themselves.


However, while removing rubbish really is doable, there are several reasons why you might want to hire a professional junk removal company instead.


First and foremost, after doing the actual cleaning chore, chances are you are already exhausted. Hiring the services of a junk removal company to haul the rubbish can save you a lot of energy. You can just relax and even reward yourself for a job well done in completing your general home cleaning or home project.


Additionally, in case you have done a complete home clean up, there could be some items, such as old electronic items that you need to get rid of. But, there are some items that call for special handling when being disposed of; items like electronic appliances, mattress, and furniture items fall into this category. Leaving these items on the curbside is against the law. When you hire a professional junk removal company to do the job for you, you don’t have to deal with the actual disposal of these types of wastes.


Even when you decide to take on the disposal job yourself, you have to drive all the way to the designated depots where each waste type should be deposited. Not only that, you have to make sure that each waste type is wrapped or packed properly prior to disposal. On top of that, you may have to pay for disposal charges to some of these depots – in short, it wouldn’t only cost you energy and time, but money as well.


There are so many reasons to hire professional junk removal services, but the bottom line is that you’ll be doing yourself a favor if you do; you would be spared from stress and fatigue.