Improper disposal of hazardous waste causes adverse effects on human health and the environment. The normal practices of waste disposal such as insanitary open dump, land filling, discharge in water courses, or open-pit burning will need modification when dealing with hazardous wastes. •
Open dumps are illegally dumped, abandoned piles of garbage and debris in large quantities. You can get fined if you are caught dumping at an open dump. They are used in countries such as Nigeria. Open dumps are commonly found in forests, backyards, abandoned buildings and swimming pools. Open dumps are usually removed shortly after they are created. They usually breed pests and vectors which cause diseases to those living near an open dump. Open dumps are usually formed when making a foundation for a building. The waste of an open dump would decay and form part of the soil as organic manure. •
A landfill site (also known as tip, dump, rubbish dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment. Historically, landfills have been the most common methods of organized waste disposal and remain so in many places around the world. Some landfills are also used for waste management purposes, such as the temporary storage, consolidation and transfer, or processing of waste material (sorting, treatment, or recycling).A landfill also may refer to ground that has been filled in with rocks instead of waste materials, so that it can be used for a specific purpose, such as for building houses. Unless they are stabilized, these areas may experience severe shaking or liquefaction of the ground in a large earthquake. •
A burn pit is an area devoted to open-air combustion of trash. Modern waste contains significant amounts of plastic and other material which may emit toxic aerial compounds and particulates when burned. In Iraq and...
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