The Effects of Improper Waste Disposal

There are many consequences improper garbage disposal, and it isn’t just making your surroundings look ugly. You may not realise it, but that piece of paper or bottle that you threw on the lake may lead to severe consequences.

It Contaminates the Soil

The little things that you throw on the ground can contaminate the soil, with the waste running deep into the ground. Plastic bottles are particularly dangerous as when they break down they release a carcinogen known as DEHA that can cause a host of health problems, such as liver, weight loss, and even reproductive problems. This contaminates not only the top of the soil, but the underground water sources that are the sources of your drinking water, as well.

Danger To Animals

Waste products such as plastics and metals present an immediate danger to animals, in particular, marine life. They might mistake these waste products for food and may choke or get poisoned by it. Sea turtles prey on jellyfish, which looks surprisingly similar to a floating plastic bag. Other marine animals such as seals and penguins may get their heads stuck on six-pack rings when they are young and eventually choke to death once they get older.

Greenhouse Gases

Improper waste disposal, such as the burning of plastics and other waste products can negatively affect the air that you breathe. That is why it is important to label your containers appropriately, as these may contain toxic chemicals that can seriously affect your health. Apart from making the air less breathable, it also encourages more greenhouse gases that can deplete the ozone layer.

At Kwik Skips, we provide a professional waste removal service that is not only sensitive to your health, but to the environment, as well. If you need helping disposing of your garbage and wastes, then give us a call and let us talk about how we can help you.