Before you throw something in the garbage, consider if it is really garbage, or if it can be reused or recycled.
All items that are collected in your Recycling and Garbage carts should never be disposed of in your Garbage cart.
What’s banned from your Blue Garbage Cart?
Inert materials such as dirt, rocks, asphalt, concrete, bricks
Construction or building materials
Household hazardous waste including paint, batteries, chemicals
Electronic waste such as televisions and computers
Used motor oil and oil filters
Fluorescent light bulbs
Medical sharps such as syringes and needles.
All of these items require special handling and are illegal to dispose of in your garbage container. Please refer to our Household Hazardous Waste page for information on the proper disposal of these items.