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What Can't Go In Recycling and Garbage For Schools

Electronics, fluorescent bulbs, rechargeable batteries, and other hazardous waste items require special handling and disposal, and can't go in regular recycling or garbage.

As an alternative to disposal, look into donating electronics through donateNYC Exchange, an online materials exchange.

Unless they're donated or resold for reuse, electronics must be recycled. Public schools must follow guidelines for how to dispose of obsolete equipment and furniture described in the DOE Division of Financial Operations Inventory Standard Operating Procedures.

Check with your school custodian about proper disposal of items like fluorescent bulbs, rechargeable batteries, and phones.