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What You Can Recycle @UMBC

March 8, 2017 5:44 PM

Items You Can Recycle

Paper

Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Envelopes
  • Junk mail
  • Phone books
  • Brochures
  • Magazines

Cardboard

Cardboard
  • Ream wrappers
  • File folders
  • Poster board
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Milk cartons

Plastic

Plastic
  • Water bottles
  • Take-out
  • containers
  • Soda bottles
  • Bagged film plastics

Aluminum/Metal

Aluminum-metal
  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Food cans
  • Pots, pans, tins & utensils
  • Scrap metal
Quick tip: When recycling, ensure your recyclables are EMPTY, CLEAN and DRY.

Non-Recyclable Items

  • Aerosol cans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Batteries
  • Clothing
  • Food waste
  • Plastic wrap
  • Mirrors
  • Ceramic
  • Plastic bags
  • Shredded paper
  • Stickers
  • Address labels
  • Styrofoam
  • Tissue
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins

Items Requiring Special Handling

These items should never be mixed with regular recycling. Disposal requires special handling.

  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Computers & Electronics
  • Needles or syringes
  • Hazardous waste
  • Toxic material containers
  • Paint
  • Yard waste
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