Landfill disposal

Hazardous waste streams/products such as electronic wastes, pesticide containers and old vehicles should not be comingled with general waste for landfill disposal

How to prevent Landfill disposal

  • Avoid placing hazardous waste (Electronic, Medical, Tyres, Oil, Metals, Cables) in the general waste for collection or disposal
  • Sort waste by grouping objects made of the same or similar materials together. Label and store properly until you can deliver to appropriate waste management entity
  • Repurposing items that are about to be thrown away can reduce your waste output and reduce overall landfill volumes
  • Recycle your sorted waste by contacting your local recycler for information on drop offs or pick-ups.

Landfill disposal AUDIENCES

Hospitals

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Children

Young developing children are a product of their environment. And when their surroundings contain dangerous hazards such as Persistent Organic Pollutants, it’s important to educate

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PBDEs & HBCD

At and around your household, you and your family may be exposed to a variety of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) including the Brominated Flame Retardants:

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Pesticides

Whether you are on a farm spraying your crops or at the grocery store shopping for produce, you may be in contact with Highly Hazardous

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UPOPs

In your backyard or even at the dinner table, you may be in contact with Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) and not even know it.

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PCBs

If you live or work near sites where PCB oils have been used or stored (such as power generation stations or transformer storage sites) you

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PFOS

There are few contaminants that have been found around the world like Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). Used in many popular consumer goods such as stain-resistant carpets,

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