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What Can’t Go in Recycling & Garbage for Nonprofits & Agencies

Some commonly used items can’t go in the regular garbage or recycling. Items that require special disposal include:

  • electronics (computers, cell phones, and others)
  • universal waste (rechargeable batteries, certain pesticides, mercury-containing products such as thermostats, thermometers, and fluorescent lamps)
  • hazardous waste (including automotive fluids, oil-based paint, solvents, aerosols, gas tanks, chemicals, dental mercury, radioactive waste, ammunition, and more)
  • regulated medical waste
  • waste tires

Learn about some disposal options for these items in How To Get Rid Of for Nonprofits & Agencies.