Before you throw something in the garbage, consider if it is really garbage, or if it can be reused or recycled.

What’s banned from your blue trash cart

Dirt, rock, asphalt , construction or building materials, household hazardous waste including paint, batteries, chemicals, as well as E-waste, oil, fluorescent bulbs, medical sharps. All of these items require special handling and are illegal to dispose of in your garbage container. Check out our Household Hazardous Waste page for information on proper disposal of these items.

What Goes in Your Blue Trash Cart

Non-recyclables, non-organics, styrofoam, glass/mirrors (if packaged safely), toys, ceramics, carpet, diapers, pet waste, plastic bags and shrink wrap, and hangers.

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