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 WasteRocks, sand, dirt, blocks, drywall, sheds, aluminum siding and metal poles & brackets
Hazardous WastePaint, thinners, gas, oil, pesticides, motor oil, anti-freeze, batteries, tires and medical waste(Hazardous waste disposal information)
Green WasteTree limbs, palm fronds, branches, plants and grass clippings
Packing and Packing MaterialPacking “popcorn” or “peanuts”, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, wood chips, grocery bags, trash bags, plastic plates, Styrofoam cups, and plastic cups
Paper ProductsShredded paper, napkins, tissues, paper towels, paper plates, wrapping paper, waxed paper, waxed frozen food containers & fast food cups, and diapers”
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