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It is one thing to possess the proper equipment to effectively and properly handle the risk of a fire outbreak. In the events that a fire does occur and a fire extinguisher or a similar tool is used, many individuals aren’t always sure of what to do with the partial to completely empty cylinder.
We are able to assist in helping you with a wide range of services which namely include fire extinguisher recycling.
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Different Types of Fire Extinguishers
A fire extinguisher is capable of savings both lives and possessions through putting out small fires or at the very least contain a fire until the fire department is on the scene. They are a key element to any fire response plan, so long as there is no immediate risk or danger to your person. However there are many different types of fire extinguishers, all containing different chemicals and fillings. All of these require their own respective kind of fire extinguisher recycling needs.
Class A, B, C, and K fires are typically those that are relevant to the kitchen. Class A are fires that can emerge from ordinary combustible material such as cloth, wood or paper, Class B are those caused by flammable liquids such as grease, gasoline and oil, Class C are those from electrical appliances and equipment, and Class K are fires that occur from vegetable and animal oils or fats that are found in cooking appliances. In owning a fire extinguisher best suited to your needs, being able to maintain and handle a safe extinguisher is a crucial part of ensuring the safety in your home or place of work. This is where our services become a necessity.
Refill Your Fire Extinguisher
No matter what it was filled with, all metal-made fire extinguishers can and should be refilled or recharged. By contacting us with your fire extinguisher recycling needs or fire extinguisher disposal requests, we will be able to assist you in any way possible. Fire protection recycling is an invaluable service Steadfast Safety Services seeks to provide as we aim to help maintain the fire safety needs in either your home, or in the homes or buildings of others who may benefit from possessing the right fire protection equipment supplied through our services.
Fire Protection Recycling in Ontario
Although we are based in Toronto, Steadfast Safety Services is able to assist you in a variety of locations around and within the city of Toronto. The following is a list of areas that we are able to provide proper fire extinguisher disposal services as well as answer to any other of your fire protection recycling needs. They include Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Brampton and Mississauga. If your area is not on the list or you have a specific question with regards to our areas of availability, please get in touch with us via our contact page and we will assist you in any way that we are able to.
Fire Protection Recycling: What It Is And Why It’s Beneficial
Wondering how to get rid of fire extinguishers and other fire protection equipment? If you need to get rid of any kind of fire protection equipment, it is your prime responsibility to ensure that it is disposed of in the right way. Putting a fire extinguisher in a bin is a big NO. The equipment may explode when it is crashed. Though there are no legal requirements as to how you should dispose of the item, making sure it’s properly discarded will go a long way in safeguarding our environment and preventing serious harm.
Why Proper Disposal Is Key
Fire extinguishers are designed from a pressurized container. This container has a high potential of exploding if not properly disposed. The contents can be harmful or even deadly when left lying around in the bin. It doesn’t matter whether the extinguisher has been used, is vandalized or ineffective, it must not be left lying around in the local waste.
Fire Protection Recycling Toronto
You have a number of options when you want to get rid of your fire extinguisher or any other fire protection equipment that can be potentially explosive or harmful. The first is to take it to your local retailer or supplier. Some retailers accept old fire extinguishers so long as they are not corroded. If you are having new fire extinguishers installed in your building and you need the old ones removed, there are recycling companies that will offer this service at no charge. The fire protection recycling company will simply collect the extinguishers for disposal.
How Fire Extinguisher Disposal Is Conducted
Identify a company that specializes in fire extinguisher disposal and recycling. Make sure they are a registered and licensed waste carrier. When the fire extinguishers are taken away, they are going to be safely disposed and recycled. This will ensure that your building meets health & safety policies as well as contributes to safeguarding the environment. Proper disposal of fire protection equipment is a responsibility of any business of organization in the private or public sector.
How Fire Extinguishers Are Recycled
Most fire extinguishers are made using Bismuth alloys that can be recycled into raw materials. Fire extinguishers also contain plastic and rubber elements which can also be recycled. Other components of the extinguishing agent such as nitrogen and phosphorous have also been recycled into fertilizer.
Steadfast Safety Services is your go to source for fire protection recycling