Why would you need to request special trash pickup?
Special Trash is defined differently by each municipality around the country. The general understanding is trash that is too large to fit into a receptacle or that consists of hazardous chemicals that cannot be taken to a landfill.
Items that do not fit into a regular size trash bin require special trash pick up. These are items that can NOT be disposed of regularly do to size and material:
- Air conditioners
- Dish washers
- Washing machines and dryers
- Water heaters
- Lawn mowers
Large trash items cannot always be lifted by the truck, or put into a standard truck compactor. These items may need to be lifted by two workers or may need to be loaded on a special truck and taken to a special dump or recycling center.
Special Trash Pickup for Chemicals is required by some municipalities.
There are many household items that have stickers and warning labels. These labels address safety for both the use and the disposal of the contents as well as the container. Landfills are responsible to avoid various levels of contamination depending on the anatomy of the landfill.
Tires: Tires require special trash pickup or disposal no matter where you live!
The process of tire waste can be hazardous directly to the air and ground. Tires are extremely flammable. Tire fires cause severe air pollution. Some specially engineered plants around the world provide tire incineration which creates energy. They are equipped with sophisticated ventilation systems to minimize air pollution. Most landfills will be cited and fined if they accept tires.
For more information about when you should request special trash pick up visit the website or call your local solid waste department.
In Cobb County, GA for information concerning solid waste services please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (678) 581-5488.