Waste produced by industrial activity which includes any material during a manufacturing process from factories, mills and mines has to be safely collected disposed of and where possible recycled. Some examples of industrial waste are chemical solvents, paints, sandpaper, paper products, industrial by-products, metals, and radioactive wastes. Toxic waste, chemical waste, industrial solid waste and municipal solid waste are designations of industrial waste. Sewage treatment plants can treat some industrial wastes consisting of conventional pollutants such as biochemical oxygen demand. Industrial wastes containing toxic pollutants require specialized treatment systems.
Protecting human health and the environment. to promote sound waste management that protects human health and the environment. It takes a multi-media approach that emphasizes surface-water, ground-water, and air protection, and presents a comprehensive framework of technologies and practices that make up an effective waste management system.
Tailoring management practices to risks. There is enormous diversity in the type and nature of industrial waste and the environmental settings in which it is managed.
Local governments have primary responsibility for adopting and implementing programs to ensure proper management of industrial waste. le regulatory requirements and filling potential gaps. The public, facility managers, state and local governments, share a common interest in preserving quality neighbourhoods, protecting the environment and public health, and enhancing the economic well-being of the community.
Types of waste management