Why Is Proper Garbage Disposal Important?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 8:22:54 PM ET

Proper garbage disposal prevents the spread of disease and pollution and ensures that environments remain habitable for humans, plants and animals. Garbage comes in many forms and occurs as solid material, taking the shape of discarded household items like food scraps, empty bottles and paper plates, utensils and napkins. It also exists in the form of organic waste and medical and pharmaceutical waste.