How much of the waste produced in a home can be recycled?



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    About 70% of household waste is recyclable. The only thing you can’t recycle are food wastes, which can be composted. When you factor in what can be composted and recycled, it’s about 90-95%. Some things that can’t be recycled need to be taken to hazardous waste facilities like cleaners, paint, batteries, cfl bulbs. 

    What can’t be recycled?

    Don’t contaminate the recyclable material with these non-recyclable items and materials:

    Construction Waste
    Rocks, sand, dirt, blocks, drywall, sheds, aluminum siding and metal poles & brackets

    Hazardous Waste
    Paint, thinners, gas, oil, pesticides, motor oil, anti-freeze, batteries, tires and medical waste
    (Hazardous waste disposal information)

    Green Waste
    Tree limbs, palm fronds, branches, plants and grass clippings

    Packing and Packing Material
    Packing “popcorn” or “peanuts”, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, wood chips, grocery bags, trash bags, plastic plates, Styrofoam cups, and plastic cups

    Paper Products
    Shredded paper, napkins, tissues, paper towels, paper plates, wrapping paper, waxed paper, waxed frozen food containers & fast food cups, and diapers”

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