For trash services and recycling services to run smoothly, you have to be diligent about keeping possible contaminants out of the system. Some materials are hazardous, and other items can disrupt the processes used at trash and recycling facilities. Follow these links to learn how to dispose of tricky items. For more help making sure you’re following trash and recycling guidelines, call us at Western Disposal Services at (303) 586-1100 for help anytime.
- It’s important to keep possible contaminants out of your recycling bin. If you’re unsure what to send to recycling and what to put in your trash, keep this list of things you shouldn’t recycle by Earth 911 in mind.
- Cooking oil could damage the machines that sort trash, so it doesn’t belong in your bin. Find out how to properly dispose of cooking oil in this guide from TheHousingForum.com.
- Motor oil poses a similar danger to trash sorting facilities. Instead of putting your oil in the trash, find out about motor oil recycling in this National Motorists Association article.
- Boulder County has a facility dedicated to disposing of and recycling hazardous waste. Learn more about Boulder’s Hazards Materials Management Facility and how to get rid of your hazard waste on their website.
- Fluorescent light bulbs aren’t good for regular trash collection, but they can be recycled. The Environmental Protection Agency has advice on how to recycle or dispose of fluorescent bulbs on their website.