|NO Plastic Bags||They bind up sorting equipment||
Reuse them as small garbage can liners
|Bio-Hazardous Materials||Syringes and needles, diapers and other sanitary products are not recyclable.||Responsibly place these items in the garbage can|
|NO caps or lids LEFT plastic /glass bottles or jars||left on and they create impurities in the new glass bottles||Remove the lids and caps and place them in the bin separately.|
|NO materials in Plastic Bags||NO plastic Bags, they cannot be recycled||place items in bins loosely for proper sorting|
|NO Styrofoam, plastic cups, pastry or berry containers||There are no known markets for recycling these items.||
Try to reuse these for storage, kids crafts, etc.
|NO flattened containers like cans||Flat items are mistaken for paper goods and will contaminate the new recycled paper products.||Leave the cans rounded or place in the garbage.|
|NO Frozen Food Boxes or Ice Cream containers||Paperboard boxes that were designed for freezer foods have a plastic polymer sprayed on them to prevent freezer burn. This prevents the box from breaking up in the recycling process.||Place them in the garbage. They are not compostable or recyclable.|
|No liquids left in aerosol cans or containers||Before placing in recycle bin, spray/empty all liquids.||If you feel there is still liquid in the can that cannot be removed, place it in the garbage.|
|NO scrap Metal of any kind or size||These items cause excessive damage to the recycling equipment.||Save this for bulk day or find a local scrap metal dealer and sell it!|
|NO shredded paper||This is too small to sort, therefore it will fall into the wrong bins causing contamination|| Compost this or contact Waste Management for locations
|NO Ceramics, drinking glasses, light bulbs, or other non- recyclable glass|| Their different melting points and chemical compositions will ruin new glass bottles. If our buyer sees just one of these on the top of a load of glass, the entire load could be rejected.
||Look for other ways to use it or donate it if it can be reused.|
|NO Hazardous Waste such as motor oil or solvents
||Hazardous waste such as paint, automotive fluids, car batteries and pesticides must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility|| Pompano Beach: