Essential Waste Management Tips For Before and After a Storm

Essential Waste Management Tips For Before and After a Storm

Summer weather brings the sunny, warm conditions that we all look forward to all year. However, mid- and late summer humidity can also set the stage for dangerous, destructive summer storms. High winds, torrential rains, hail, thunder, lightning and tornadoes are all potential elements of summer storms. That said, severe conditions are possible at any time of the year in the Midwest.

Being aware of the waste management requirements to prepare for and recover from stormy conditions is essential. It can help building owners to effectively manage their businesses and residential properties and make a fast recovery. The following are some of the essential waste management steps to employ before and after a major storm:

Pre-Storm Waste Management Preparations

Put Landscaping and Remodeling on Pause. Temporarily halt all tree trimming and property maintenance efforts that could generate additional waste.

Secure All Waste Containers. Take steps to secure all trash and recycling containers, including dumpsters. Weight the lids and move all containers away from open spaces if possible.

Pause Curbside Placement. Don’t put any bulk or loose items curbside until the all-clear after a storm is issued.

Address Potential Outdoor Hazards. Bundle any loose debris on your property and tie it down so that it doesn’t become hazardous to people, pets, vehicles and other properties in the event there are high winds.

Waste Management Steps Following a Storm

Resume Regular Sorting. After the all-clear has been issued, the separation of waste and recyclable materials should resume as before.

Addressing Storm Debris. Waste from the storm should be placed curbside separate from normal trash and recycling items. Debris from a storm might include fallen tree branches, roof shingles, siding, fencing as well as items affected by flooding such as carpet and furniture.

Trash Collection Schedules. Bear in mind that waste and recyclables collection schedules will likely be disrupted in the event of a storm. Collection will be halted until after the storm danger has passed, and then it will likely be delayed due to the need to catch up and address the extra waste the storm has created. Check municipal websites as well as our business site for up to date information about what to expect in your area.

Both major and minor storms can disrupt the waste management Morton Grove pickup times and bring about special considerations that fall outside of normal business and residential parameters. This can generate risk and confusion for property owners. Both businesses and residential property owners look for the return of essential and vital services as soon as possible after any crisis situation.

We invite our clients to use our service as a resource to help navigate the issues and conditions that a summer storm (or any storm) can create. We pride ourselves on being a community partner dedicated to the health, safety and success of all businesses and property owners. We bring a type of waste management Morton Grove knows and trusts. We’ll also bring you essential advice and information to ensure special circumstances like storms can be handled safely and effectively.

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