Biosolids are very nutrient-rich organic materials. Most often, they come from treated sewage or fertilizer. While biosolids can often be used for a wide range of helpful purposes, there are also some circumstances in which you may need or wish to simply dispose of this material. When that's the case, it's important that you do so as safely as possible. Fortunately, there are many tips you can and should follow for safe disposal of biosolids.
Don't Use a Regular Dumpster
Most of the time, when people or organizations have items that they wish to get rid of, they will simply rent a dumpster. However, that's not the best idea in terms of biosolids, at least not where standard dumpsters are concerned.
In order to dispose of your waste properly, you will need to rent a dumpster specifically designed and slated for biosolids. Not doing so can get you into legal trouble and could result in hefty fines and fees from the dumpster company you choose.
To avoid all of this hassle and trouble, always rent a dumpster specifically engineered for biosolid disposal. If you're not sure whether biosolids can be used with a particular dumpster or not, always ask. In this case, it's definitely better to be safe than sorry.
Don't Dispose of Biosolids Near Food
One of the worst things you can do is to dump biosolids near food or growing food. Yes, this material can sometimes be used as a plant fertilizer, but only when it has been properly prepared and treated for this exact purpose.
If you're just dumping untreated biosolids near food or growing food items, however, you're just asking for trouble. Biosolids can make food unsanitary and even potentially cause dangerous heavy metals to be deposited into the food supply.
Thus, always discard of your biosolids appropriately, ideally by letting professionals handle the disposal. But, if you must do it yourself, dispose of the material only in a proper, designated place to avoid problems such as these.
Know What You're Dealing With
One final tip is to always know exactly what materials you are dealing with. Often, due to misinformation, people will need to dispose of something they think is biosolids but is actually sludge or another form of waste.
Different disposal procedures exist for different types of waste material, and these procedures need to be followed exactly. Thus, if you are in any way unsure of what kind of material you're dealing with, know for sure before you arrange disposal services.
Biosolids are necessary but potentially dangerous parts of life. Handling and disposing of them correctly, however, can greatly reduce the risk of damage to yourself and others, which is why following these tips is so very important.
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