Recycling is the best you can do to help and save the environment. But stop and think for a second that whatever you are throwing in your recycling bin is actually recyclable or not?
There are many things which, although are made from recyclable materials but cannot be recycled and junk removal Palm Beach County services want you to know which ones are those. Let’s start!
1. Hangers for Clothes
Hangers made from metal wire and plastics are the most commonly used in homes. But, plastic hangers are not made from pure plastic and metal hangers are not pure metal, so neither of them is recyclable. The best you can do with them is to pass them down to family members or sell at local thrift shops or even donate in orphanages.
2. Batteries and Wire Cords
It is a common assumption that batteries of all sorts and electronic cords are recyclable. Only some parts of the cords are recyclables while the rest is trash and you cannot possibly separate it. It’s better to throw them at your local hazardous waste area or bin. Only single time used batteries can be recycled while the rest can be hazardous. Car batteries are also not recyclable.
3. Pizza Boxes and Paper Towels
Pizza boxes are although cardboard but have a lot of pizza residue and grease which makes it non-recyclable. The same goes for paper towels, as they might have food particles and eatables stuck in them. The grease and food bits can mess with the recycling machine.
4. Hazardous Liquids
This includes all the cleaning liquids used in homes, anti-freeze, and even liquid coolants. These chemicals are biodegradable and also lead to the disruption of the ozone layer.
5. Ceramics, Mirror and Pottery
Ceramics such as plates and coffee mugs are not recyclable. You can donate them to needy people or local thrift shops. Pottery can be painted and decorated and used in your garden and homes. Mirrors are also non-recyclable due to the coating used or its reflective nature. You can donate the mirror as well or if bits broken hen wrap in newspaper and then dispose of.
6. Medical Waste
Needles, tubes and other medical waste are strictly NON-RECYCLABLE. They should be disposed of with care to hazardous facility areas.
Styrofoam is a biodegradable product and is often assumed to be plastic. The best thing you can do with it is to avoid using it altogether but most food spots use it to pack food.
8. Bubble Wrap
Bubble wrap is also plastic but the bubbles are made up of a very thin layer of plastic which can cause it to get wrapped in the recycling machine.
9. Aerosol Containers
Aerosol containers should never be thrown in the recycling bin due to the air pressure inside the cans which can cause it to burst. Aerosols are also not safe as they cause depletion of the ozone layer.
10. Plastic Bags
These are non-biodegradable. The best recycling you can do with these is to reuse them.
If you don’t know about every material that’s recyclable or not, you should hire a trash removal west palm beach for removing stuff. They will then deal with all the recyclable and non-recyclable stuff themselves.
The best recycling is recycling done right. Always search whether the products you are throwing can be recycled or not and then dispose.