House Clearance Glasgow – Household Hazardous Waste

We undertake house clearance in all areas of Glasgow: Arden Battlefield Cardonald Carnwadric Castlemilk Cathcart Cessnock Croftfoot Crosshill Darnley Deaconsbank Gorbals Govan Govanhill Ibrox Kennishead King’s Park Kinning Park Langside Mansewood Mosspark Mount Florida Muirend Newlands Nitshill Pollokshaws Pollokshields Shawlands Simshill Strathbungo Toryglen.

How Does Northern House Clearance Services Work?

  • The first step is to CALL US ON 07966 311 536 for prices/quote.
  • We will ask you a few simple questions in order to understand your situation.
  • We usually just require 24 hours notice. We like to turn up at 9am on the day of our appointment and stay until the house clearance is complete.
  • Once we have removed all of the furniture, junk & rubbish from the house we will issue you with an invoice for your records.
  • We ALWAYS keep household items to one side which we know can be either re-used or donated free to charity. Our house clearance charges are fair & we do NOT add 20% VAT on the final price.

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Household Hazardous Waste

Even though the amount of hazardous waste coming from a single household may be small, these small amounts from many homes can add up to a big problem. If not properly disposed of, this waste can pose a real risk to both people and the environment, even if the effects are not immediately obvious.

Hazardous substances poured down drains, onto the ground, burned, or thrown into a landfill do not just disappear. Instead, they contaminate our soil, air, and groundwater.

Just one quart of oil, for instance, can pollute 250,000 gallons of water.

Materials thrown into a landfill can react with other chemicals and form very toxic and dangerous compounds that can then leak into the soil and water.

So just what is household hazardous waste?

There is a tendency for consumers to consider household products sold in stores to be safe to use and dispose of. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Any product that bears a warning label that reads toxic, ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or explosive is considered hazardous. Even such common products as nail polish, contact cement, shoe dye, oven and toilet bowl cleaner, paint, wood stain, lighter fluid, bug spray, and many over-the-counter medications have properties that make them hazardous.

Once we have purchased these products, we each bear the responsibility of disposing of this waste properly. Before disposing of any potentially hazardous product, we should stop and consider whether we would want this substance in our drinking water or in the environment.

Other signal words used in warning labels are: danger, warning, and caution. While all three of these should be taken seriously, they are listed here in declining order of intensity. If there is a choice between two or more products, a warning label with the word caution is less toxic than one with the word warning, which in turn is less toxic than one with the word danger.

Why can’t I just do what my grandparents used to do and what their grandparents had always done before them?

The simple answer here is that the world we live in and the products we consume are radically different from those of previous generations. Our ancestors did not have the cleaning products, solvents and glues, insecticides and lawn chemicals, automotive fluids, pool chemicals, and many of the medicines that we have today.

What are some things I can do in my household?

Consider using a non-toxic, or less hazardous product for the job. Many of the increasingly specialized products currently marketed to us are not necessary. For instance, a combination of vinegar and water works well for cleaning windows, countertops and appliance surfaces. Toothpaste works well for cleaning jewelry.

We at house clearance Glasgow recycle upto 75% of all waste.

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