What is Recyclable and What is not

HelpSaveNature Staff Sep 24, 2018
Even though we know that recycling is necessary and beneficial, there a few items that should not be recycled. Read to find out what is recyclable, and what is not.

Which items can you put for recycling?

You may come up with the most obvious ones like paper, glass, plastic, etc. But many out there have no idea what recycling is, why should we recycle, and what items can be recycled?

There are four very important, crucial reasons why we all should be recycling items:
  1. Save energy
  2. Conserve materials
  3. Reduce scrap from landfills
  4. Help the environment
Being an informed consumer will give you an opportunity to give back to the community and environment. With these recyclable materials and understanding its value is the first step towards being educated and knowing the importance of recycling.

Exactly What Can Be Recycled

One of the most important step is to shop sensibly. If we purchase products that don't contain any packaging (plastic), we can save up on a lot of tension. Also, the list includes materials and harmful plastics that are not recyclable.

YES

Bottle corks

Computer printer

Light bulbs

Mirrors

Aluminum
Brown paper bags
Dryer lint
Foam packing peanuts
Glass
Greeting Cards
Heat pumps
Magazines
Motor Oil
Newspaper
Open top containers
Paint cans (no paint)
Plastic tabs
Plastic toys
Paper towels (used)
Phone books
Plastic spiral bindings
Paper egg cartons
Rain ponchos
Rubber bands
Shoe boxes
Soap tissue boxes
Steel
Sticky notes
White office paper
Waxed cartons

NO

Glassware

Plant pots

Broken glass
Carbon paper
Chemical waste
Food contaminated paper
Oil soaked paper
Pyrex
Polystyrene
Plant pots
Plastic laminated paper
Syringes
Stickers
Sanitary products
Sanitary tissues
Waxed paper
Waxed cardboard

Tough to Recycle

Bicycles

Cars and Other Vehicles

Cassette tapes/CD players

Wood

Glass bottles and jars

Aerosol cans
Air conditioners
Antifreeze
Appliances
Art and hobby items
Aluminum cans and foil
Ammunition/Explosives
Asphalt
Backpacks
Barrels/Drums/Tanks
Bathtubs
Batteries (all)
Binoculars/spotting scopes
Bubble wrap
Cameras
Candle wax
Cardboard
Car seats
Carpet padding
CDs/CD cases/DVDs
Ceiling tiles
Cell phones
Ceramic and porcelain items
Christmas trees
Clothing and fabrics
Computer equipment
Cooking oil/grease
Copiers
Corks
Dishwashers
Dry cleaning garment bags
Electric motors
Electronics
Eyeglasses
Fabric
Fax machines
Fencing
Fire extinguishers
Fishing line/spools
Fluorescent/Halogen bulbs
Freezers
Furniture
Glass bottles and jars
Greeting cards
Grills
Hangers
Metal scrap
Porcelain
Refrigerators
Shoes
Smoke detectors
Toothbrushes
Vacuum cleaners
Wrapping paper
Yoga mats
This planet, the 'Earth' is the only livable place known to us in the entire universe. It is our only home. 'Protecting it from the waste created by us or any danger for that matter' should be our top priority.