Waste Management Methods

Modern Waste Management Methods

How do you dispose of all your trash? Whether you utilize waste removal services or haul it to your local landfill one thing is clear- we have come a long way from throwing garbage on the side of the street.


Dumpster rental services allow you to no longer need to make multiple trips to the dump with truckloads of stuff. You simply just fill your dumpster, call when it’s ready for pickup, and watch your trash be taken away with little to no effort afterward on your end.

Renting a dumpster for one-time use from a dumpster rental service like Cannonsburg Wood Products allows you a simple one-time fee. You will not be charged more than once and you definitely will not be put on a rotational schedule where you find a large dumpster returning every week to be filled- unless that is what you want!


This begs the question as to what happens to our trash after it leaves our property? Garbage can undergo different forms of waste treatment depending on what it’s compiled of. We have modern waste management techniques to thank for this.


What are some modern waste management methods?

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The various waste management methods vary in terms of what each one is meant to dispose of or treat. Not each type of waste can be thrown into the landfill and not all are eligible candidates for recycling or upcycling. There are modern methods of solid waste management. Other methods enable plants to eliminate other types of waste, including chemicals.


Of course, this is probably the most well-known method of managing waste. Recycling has long been the solution for reducing the amount of garbage that is placed in landfills.

Economical and environmentally friendly, recycling allows people to reuse old materials. Usually, recycling is the best method for waste materials that are dry and can be reused.

Unfortunately, recycling is not the solution for all solid waste. When it comes to those less reusable forms of solid waste, there are other means of disposal.

Recycling is best for waste materials including:

     – E-Waste

     – Paper Products

     – Containers

     – Plastic Bottles

     – Glass Bottles

     – Old Tools


Some types of waste are biodegradable and organic. Organic wastes are best used as composting materials due to the nitrogen levels. The organic wasted converted compost can benefit the soil, making it more fertile for plants and crops. 

One drawback of composting is it takes time to create the composting material. As well, a person will need extensive knowledge to create composting material from waste.

Anyone who wants to try composing can do so using the following organic waste materials:

     – Clippings

     – Food Waste

     – Fruit and Vegetable Peelings

     – Animal Droppings

Interested in learning more about composting? Check out our blog, What is Mushroom Compost & How Do I Use It?


This method of waste management relies upon microorganisms. In bioremediation, microorganisms break down waste material and consume potentially toxic contents. Because of the use of microorganisms, this new way of handling waste is one of the eco-friendliest in existence. Because of the length of time needed for the full decomposition by microbes, bioremediation can take a longer time, however.

Pyrolysis or Incineration

Pyrolysis or incineration is the burning of waste material. In the beginning, incineration or pyrolysis was a method for most types of waste. However, due to the toxic gases that are released from burning materials like rubber and plastic, there has been regulation put in place for incineration facilities worldwide.


Today, incineration facilities have become more selective in the waste they decide to burn. Nonetheless, this method has become a way to minimize waste put in landfills. Due to the demand for mass incineration, it is not a cheap avenue to dispose of waste. It can, however, be a useful method in eliminating waste quickly.

Dumping in a Sanitary Landfill

The way the trash is layered is the difference between a sanitary landfill and a regular landfill. More specifically, sanitary landfills have different levels for different types of waste. The bottom which is buried underground is the liner and the narrowest part of the sanitary landfill.


The liner prevents the soil from eroding as a result of the garbage being layered on top of it. It also serves as a layer of protection for groundwater, preventer groundwater contamination.


Sanitary landfills are a great method for sustained land usage for waste management. Unfortunately, with the increasing amount of annual garbage, sanitary landfills may no longer be able to keep up.

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All the above-mentioned modern waste management methods may sound like a great idea. But as a homeowner, you will likely want something that is more accessible.


If you are interested in an easy and trustworthy dumpster rental service, do not hesitate to reach out to Cannonsburg Wood Products. You won’t see better competitive rates on 15, 20, 30, and 40-yard dumpster rentals all throughout Grand Rapids, Michigan, and surrounding areas.

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