What Can Go In A Trash Bin?

At Sammy’s Disposal, we understand that sorting out your waste can be a confusing task. We often receive queries from our customers about what can and cannot be put in a trash bin. To help you out, we’ve decided to create this comprehensive guide.

What Can Go in Your Trash Bin:

  1. General Household Waste: Everyday items like food scraps, wrappers, and broken toys fall under this category. If it’s a part of your daily waste and isn’t hazardous or recyclable, it’s safe to put it in your trash bin.
  2. Non-Recyclable Paper: Used napkins, tissues, and paper towels that cannot be recycled can be disposed of in your regular trash bin.
  3. Broken Ceramics: Got a broken plate or a chipped mug? These can safely go into your trash bin.
  4. Plastic: While we encourage recycling as much as possible, plastic items that are not recyclable can be disposed of in your trash bin.

What Can’t Go in Your Trash Bin:

  1. Hazardous Waste: This includes items like paint, motor oil, batteries, pesticides, and other chemicals. These items require special disposal to prevent harm to the environment.
  2. Flammable/Combustible Materials: Items such as gasoline, gas cans or tanks, and aerosol cans cannot be disposed of in your trash bin due to their potential to cause fires.
  3. Tires, Automotive Parts, and Fluids: Due to environmental regulations, these items need to be recycled or disposed of properly.
  4. Chemical Waste Products: These can be harmful to the environment and should be disposed of at a designated facility.
  5. Bulk Liquids: These can cause spills and contamination, so they are not allowed in standard trash bins.
  6. Warm Ashes: Ashes that are warm to the touch can pose a fire risk and should not be put in your trash bin.
  7. Drummed Waste: This type of industrial waste requires special handling and cannot be disposed of in regular trash bins.
  8. Medical Waste: Items like used syringes, bandages, and other medical waste require special disposal to prevent the spread of diseases.
  9. Fluorescent Bulbs or Tubes: These contain hazardous materials and should be recycled properly.
  10. Large Appliances: Items like refrigerators, stoves, and washing machines are typically not allowed in standard trash bins due to their size and the materials they contain.
  11. Construction Debris: Large amounts of construction debris may not be allowed in standard trash bins and may require a special pickup or dumpster rental.
  12. Yard Waste: Grass clippings, leaves, branches, and other organic material from your yard are typically safe for disposal in your trash bin.

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At Sammy’s Disposal, we’re committed to helping our customers manage their waste responsibly. We hope this guide helps you understand what can and can’t go in your trash bin. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help!

Remember, responsible waste management is not just about following rules, but also about caring for our environment. Let’s work together to create a cleaner, greener future.



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