M for Must Safe Disposal at a Secured/ Sanitary / Safe Landfill. The 3rd M is for Must Safe Disposal of Hazardous Plastics at Secured / Sanitary Landfill. Many Nations don’t have one. They must find innovative way how plastic wastes are retained and put into other harmless uses. ExNoRa shared many.
Most cities collect #1 and #2 types of plastic, or the plastic bottles made from PETE/PET and HDPE resin. These bottles are made in a blow‐molding process. The other types of plastics, #3 through #7 are made with an injection molding or stamp molding process and involve additives. Plymouth does not collect these plastics, which require different processing to recycle, and a different end market. The markets for #1 and #2 plastics (bottles) are stable and numerous. The markets for the other plastics are infrequent and not consistent at this time. It is cheaper and easier for those markets to begin with new plastic than to gather enough of the type (right color, without additives, no ink, and so on) than to use recycled plastic. Often the #3 through #7 plastics end up collected at the curb and have to be removed at the recycling facility, which is costly, and disposed of elsewhere. It is much easier and cheaper if the residents reuse these containers or dispose of them properly.
Flatten your plastic bottles to help prevent litter and saves space in the recycling truck. You can also help by using reusable containers, choosing products with less packaging, buying in bulk, purchasing products with post‐consumer recycled materials; and by placing only #1 and #2 plastics (bottles) in your recycling bins with the other recyclable materials.
LANDFILLS THAT ACCEPT HOUSEHOLD WASTE AS WELL AS OTHER WASTES.
Landfills composed mainly of clean-fill, but also construction and demolition waste with light contaminants.
Landfills where construction and demolition materials such as wood products, asphalt, plasterboard, insulation and others are disposed to land.
Landfills where clean-fill material is disposed to land. Clean-fill material is material that when buried will have no adverse effect on people or the environment. It includes virgin natural materials such as clay, soil and rock, and other inert materials such as concrete or brick that are free of: combustible, putrescible, degradable or leachable components hazardous substances products or materials derived from hazardous waste treatment, hazardous waste stabilisation or hazardous waste disposal practices materials that may present a risk to human or animal health such as medical and veterinary waste, asbestos or radioactive substances liquid waste.
Landfills that accepts specified industrial wastes. In most cases industrial waste landfills are mono-fills associated with a specific industry or facility.
Under the Waste minimisation Act 2008, landfills that accept household waste (which is not entirely from construction, renovation, or demolition of a house) must register as a disposal facility.
Disposal facilities are subject to the waste disposal levy of $10 per tonne of waste disposed of at the facility.
For more about the levy see About the waste disposal levy.