What Belongs in the Garbage?

What Belongs in the Garbage?

NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS
  • ceramics & drinking glasses
  • lightbulbs (no fluorescent)
  • mirrors & window glass
NON-RECYCLABLE PAPER
  • carbon paper
  • laminated items
  • metallic wrapping paper
  • paper used for cleaning (soiled)
  • photographs
  • vacuum bags
PLASTICS NOT LABELED WITH 1 – 7
  • 6-pack rings (please cut)
  • plastic film & wrap
  • plastic plates & utensils
  • plastic straws & stir sticks
  • records, tapes & CDs
  • shower curtain liners
  • tape (duct, scotch, masking)
TEXTILES
  • cotton balls (soiled)
  • small rugs & mats
  • shoes, clothing & stuffed animals (that cannot be donated)
  • sponges
OTHER
  • balloons (latex & mylar)
  • clothes hangers
  • diapers
  • personnel hygiene products
  • foam & Styrofoam
  • hose (garden or rubber)
  • pet feces
  • plastic bags
  • rubber bands
  • toothpaste tubes
  • toys (try donating first)
  • treated wood (painted, stained, oiled, etc.)

NO ORGANICS OR RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
NO DIRT OR CONCRETE

NO PAINT, BATTERIES, FLUORESCENT BULBS, POISON, OR OTHER HAZARDOUS WASTE HAZARDOUS WASTE is not accepted in any Alameda County Industries collection carts or bins. For information on disposal locations, please call the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste team at 1-800-606-6606.

 

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