Waste management is a critical aspect of agribusiness. In fact, you can do everything else right but end up with losses due to neglected waste. Ideally, the junk breeds bacteria that can cause infections in your livestock and plants. Besides, pests thrive in the garbage, posing a threat to the current crop. Therefore, farmers should have a clear plan on how to go about it, and here are some of the options.
Designate a waste storage area
The trickiest part of running a farm is arguably managing general waste. First, find a place to store the waste temporarily, it can be a specific area or bins that have lids. Either way, consider the size of the waste and proximity to the feeds, animals, and plants. This information helps you to plan how and when to move the debris away from the farm.
Hire a commercial disposal company
What should you do with the medical waste, such as needles, scalpels, and other sharp medical equipment? The best and safest idea is to store them in one bin and be fast about removing them from the farm. Otherwise, you will have to deal with injuries or more infections, and that translates to more vet fees. To avoid this problem, hire a commercial disposal company to handle this waste materials asap.
Find a solution for the dead stock
Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. You might lose some animals to infections but its okay – that is part of the business. What you do after that determines if the rest will follow or not. There are two options, bury them or find a service that could get them off your hands. The first option could only be applicable if it’s just one or two small animals, but if they are cows, a livestock mortality collection service could be the best option.
The discussion here only covers a few things about this broad topic. All waste products including cans and bottles should be properly disposed to avoid the much-dreaded losses.