If you are looking to organise your Stirling skip bin hire, then it is likely that you know that you need to get rid of some rubbish. But have you ever thought about how a poor waste management system can have further consequences than just having rubbish getting in the way? In fact, there are numerous potential consequences that both house owners and business owners need to be aware of, such as:
Rubbish both looks and smells terrible!
No one wants to see piles of rubbish everywhere. It’s not only displeasing to the eye, but also an assault on the nostrils, particularly in the summer. In addition, ugly sights and smells caused by heaps of rubbish can also have a broader, far reaching effect on your local community and economy. If the problem persists and gets out of hand, people may begin to shun your property and stay away from the area. It is often the visual aspect of poor waste management that has the greatest effect on the reputation of your household, business or local area, as well as the smell. Furthermore, once you gain a reputation for not dealing with your rubbish appropriately, it can take a while – and a lot of effort – to reverse it. It’s far better to deal with your waste disposal needs immediately before they become a real problem.
Risks to both human and animal health
We all know that no matter how much we hate rubbish, it unfortunately is known to attract all manner of undesirable creatures and pests, ranging from a whole host of insects including flies, cockroaches and mosquitoes, as well as larger pests such as rats. These critters don’t only creep people out and continue the feeling of filth, but they can also act as carriers of diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, hepatitis and typhus. Rats alone can bring the risk of Salmonellosis and Weil’s disease, and other germs contained in your household waste may include scabies, cholera, tetanus and other skin and eye infections. In addition, old electrical items such as laptops and smartphones which aren’t disposed of properly can release toxins which contain heavy metals and chemicals which in sufficient quantities have been associated with poor health outcomes.
It isn’t only humans who’s health can suffer from poor waste management, animals and beloved pets can also get sick, or could instead be choked, cut, suffocated or otherwise injured by waste which has not been disposed of correctly.
It’s bad for the environment
We all know that one of the biggest adverse effects of poor waste management if the effect it has on the environment. Non-biodegradable items, in particular plastics such as plastic bags, can have an extremely long-term impact on the environment and our planet as they can take hundreds or even thousands of years to decay. Piles of rubbish can also easily block waterways and drainage systems which creates stagnant pools of water in which various unwanted critters may breed, and local soil and water supplies can become infected by leftover waste, with obvious implications for human health. In addition, much of the waste we dispose of is highly flammable including wood, flyers, packaging, wrappers, newspapers, insulation materials and more. Tyres in particular can cause large fires and release dangerous chemicals into the atmosphere whilst burned.
To organise your City of Stirling Skip Bin hire, contact National Skip Bins today via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (1800 WASTED/1800 927 833).