The average U.S. citizen produces more than 4.4 pounds of waste per day. This is relatively small compared to what big industries and mass production companies generate. The EPA reported in the 1990s that manufacturing companies contributed to 265 million tons of waste, a number that continues to rise.
The amount of produced waste doesn’t have to increase. In fact, companies like JWC Environmental continue to find newer and better solutions to help industrial companies reduce their waste output.
In this article, our experts at JWC describe the three major types of waste and highlight the most effective industrial waste processing solutions.
Types of Industrial Waste
Any solid, liquid, or gaseous residual matter stemming from industrial activity qualifies as industrial waste. Although industrial waste can be classified as hazardous or non-hazardous, both classes of waste can cause significant damage to the environment. Below are the common types of industrial waste.
Industrial solid waste includes different materials like scrap metals, plastic, wood, paper, packaging material, and cardboard. Depending on the nature of these materials, industries can recycle them to help minimize waste and resources. Solid waste can be generated by manufacturing processes like:
- Food and beverage
- Consumer packaged goods
Our industrial waste shredders can handle all types of solid waste produced by general manufacturing, food processing, and more.
Toxic waste is usually a byproduct of other materials generated in hospitals, factories, and manufacturing facilities. Any hazardous waste can cause harm to humans, animals, and plants by contaminating waterways like rivers. JWC Environmental’s 4-SHRED-2 waste grinder is particularly useful in reducing hazardous waste.
Chemical waste is any waste material that contains harmful chemicals. For chemical waste to be hazardous, it must be toxic, ignitable, corrosive, or reactive according to parameters set by the EPA. JWC carries specialized industrial waste shredders like our 3-HYDRO & 4-HYDRO in-line grinders that are specially designed for chemical plants as well as oil and gas refineries.
At JWC Environmental, we provide innovative industrial waste processing solutions to critical challenges. Our products can help you streamline operations, reduce waste, and prevent equipment damage. Some of the industries that can benefit from our industrial waste management products include:
- Agricultural Waste
- Correctional Facilities
- Digestion & Biogas
- Facility Management
- Food & Beverage Processing
- Fruit & Vegetable Processing
- General Manufacturing
- Food Waste Management
- Hemp Oil Extraction
- Marijuana Plant Waste
- Meat Processing
- Oil, Gas, & Energy
- Pet Food Processing
- Poultry Processing
- Pulp & Paper
- Recycling & Product Destruction
- Seafood Processing
- Septage & Grease Receiving
Have Questions? Contact JWC Environmental Today!
JWC Environmental is proud to provide one-of-a-kind waste shredding and product destruction solutions. Having been in the industry for over 45 years, we understand the unique challenges that you face. If you have questions about our industrial waste processing products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.