Why is it important to dispose of animal waste properly?
Proper disposal of carcasses is important to prevent transmission of livestock disease and to protect air and water quality. Typical methods for the disposal of animal mortalities have included rendering, burial, incineration, and composting; each with its own challenges.
Why is it important to not place animal waste in the general waste disposal bin?
Animal Wastes refers to waste of a biological nature, which has the potential to cause harm by acting as an infectious agent, while under going decomposition.
How does animal waste impact the environment?
Pollutants in animal waste can impact waters through several possible pathways, including surface runoff and erosion, direct discharges to surface waters, spills and other dry-weather discharges, leaching into soil and groundwater, and releases to air (including subsequent deposition back to land and surface waters).
What is proper waste disposal management?
Proper waste disposal and management can be done by applying the 3R – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reducing means lessening the amount of trash/garbage produced. Reusing refers to using materials more than once while recycling means creating new material or product out of trash/garbage.
How important is the proper management of waste in maintaining a healthy and safe environment Why?
The most important reason for waste collection is the protection of the environment and the health of the population. Rubbish and waste can cause air and water pollution. Rotting garbage is also known to produce harmful gases that mix with the air and can cause breathing problems in people.
How does proper garbage management contribute to effective pest control?
When waste bins and dumpsters are not properly cleaned or closed, pests can get inside and take advantage of the overflow of food. Furthermore, if your dumpster or compactor is not leak-proof, fluids drip underneath and provide breeding grounds for flies and other insects.