By Glen Anthony Brown Submitted On December 09, 2009
When talking rubbish removal, there are entire industries based on the different various kinds of rubbish and removal methods available. From commercial waste to domestic waste, from building waste to harmful waste, there are businesses and waste removals methods designed to handle it.
Generally rubbish removal can be broken into several different categories including general waste removal, commercial and residential demolition services, asbestos removal and waste disposal.
When talking about asbestos removal, there are obviously a number of major health and safety issues that prohibit any other then a licensed professional completing the job.
If you encounter asbestos when constructing or the demolition of a building, or just within your own house there are four options for dealing with it. They are to seal it up if it remains in a good condition and has not broken off, label it with warning signs if it will not be disturbed by any workers and therefore not a concern, enclose it so that disturbance of the asbestos material is prohibited until removers arrive and finally the complete removal of the asbestos products.
It is this last option, the removal of asbestos products that is of primary concern for the rubbish removal industry with there being industry-set standards on how to deal with such an occasion. These tips include:
- All asbestos must be dampened before being moved to prevent it from breaking up
- Once dampened, collect and store it in industry approved plastic or leak-proof containers with clear labeling
- Transport it by an approved removals company and disposed of in an EPA-approved manner
- Finally, clean all vehicles that may have encounter asbestos
If you suspect that your home or construction project may contain asbestos then it is imperative that you have a qualified inspection of the premises in order to clear the potential danger. When hiring a rubbish removal company for the job, be sure to research their asbestos removal credentials and ensure that they are certified to perform such tasks. This includes asking about whether or not they have an asbestos management plan along with a quality substitute material when they remove the asbestos.