Hazardous and Non-hazardous waste

Hazardous and Non-hazardous waste
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Industrial waste is generated from industrial activity and comprises any material that has become unusable throughout the manufacturing process from factories, mills, and mining operations.

It includes dirt and gravel, bricks and concrete, scrap metal, oil, solvents, chemicals, scrap wood, and even food waste from restaurants. The industrial waste can be solid, liquid, or semi-solid, separated into hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste.

Let’s go through,

  1. What are Hazardous and Non-hazardous industrial waste?
  2. How does Recykal ensure end-end channeling of industrial waste?

What is Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous waste is waste that has the potential to cause hazards or risks to human, animal health, or the environment. As a thumb rule, hazardous waste can be classified as per CRIT criteria, i.e., Corrosive, Reactive, Ignitable, or Toxic.

It comprises waste generated throughout commercial product manufacturing, such as petroleum refining, pharmaceutical production, petroleum, paint, aluminum, electronic items, etc. According to the study, almost 74.6 lakh tonnes of hazardous waste are generated annually in India.

When treating and disposing of hazardous waste, it can be disposed of at a facility established by the waste generators (Captive facility ) or at Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs). In 17 states and union territories, there are 40 facilities for treating, storing, and disposing of hazardous waste.

Hazardous waste such as lead-acid battery scraps, used oil, waste oil, wasted catalyst, etc., and other waste such as waste tires, paper waste, metal scrap, etc., are utilised as raw material and supplementary resource for material and energy recovery by companies interested in recycling such waste. Therefore, it is always better to recycle or recover these materials rather than dispose of them in landfills or by incineration.

Also Read: How is hazardous waste generated?

What is Non-hazardous waste?

Non-hazardous waste, as the name implies, is not dangerous but harms the environment. It must be disposed of appropriately to comply with the rules. 

It includes household waste, such as food and bathroom waste, and corporate waste, such as waste from factories and farms. 

Waste might be obnoxious, but it isn’t harmful. 

Types of Non-hazardous waste

  • Waste is generated by burning fossil fuels, such as coal ash, natural gas sludge, the byproducts of mining and mineral processing, and crude oil.
  • Industrial waste
  • Electronic waste
  • Agriculture waste
  • Municipal and solid waste
  • Construction debris
  • Scrap tires

How does Recykal ensure end-to-end channeling of industrial waste?

It is difficult for industries to manage waste across different providers because they lack standard documentation, waste data, and relevant analytics.

Poor material traceability makes it difficult to plan and store waste management on-site when frequent but irregular pick-ups occur.

Recykal delivers a one-stop solution for compliance and assures channelisation and traceability to meet this need. 

An end-to-end solution for all industrial waste management, including documentation and payment, as well as ensuring waste disposal by CPCB/SPCB requirements, is provided.

Recykal channelise plastic waste, paper waste, E-waste, metal waste, hazardous waste, expired and end-of-life products to Pollution Control Board authorized Recycler or Disposal agency.

To know more, check out how Recykal channelises industrial waste and reach out to us.

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