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.