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6 things not to put in your Montgomery-issued garbage can

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Now that the City of Montgomery's new state-of-the-art recycling center is fully operational, the recycling office has released a list of six items that Montgomery resident's shouldn't throw away in their trash cans.

The facility makes recycling easy for residents because all they have to do it take out the trash. The plant then sorts through everything that's thrown away. Mayor Todd Strange says the facility is keeping about 62 percent of the trash from going to the landfill.

Here are the six items that residents shouldn't put in their city-issued garbage cans:

  1. Green Waste and Yard Waste– Green waste refers to biodegradable waste (i.e. that can decompose naturally and organically) such as grass cuttings, hedge trimmings or other material. Yard waste refers to waste resulting from maintenance or removal of vegetation, including but not limited to: brush, branches, leaves, flowers, shrubs and small trees.
  2. Human Waste and Medical Waste– dirty diapers, syringes, etc.
  3. Animal Waste– dead animals, animal feces, kitty litter, etc.
  4. Paint Cans– all paints, even empty paint cans.
  5. Tires– all tires.
  6. Electronics– circuits or devices using transistors, microchips, and other components; basically, anything with a plug. (Electronics can be taken to McInnis Recycling Center for recycling. For more info on e-cycling, contact the Recycling Office at (334) 625-2925.)

All of these items should be bagged and put in a box or other container and placed on your curb for pick up on your regular yard waste collection day.

The recycling office also released a list of items that can be thrown away in your garbage can:

  • Organic Waste – Vegetable peels, coffee grounds, egg shells, etc.
  • Food Waste – Meat, fish, chicken, bones, leftovers, dairy products, etc.
  • All Paper – Newspaper, magazines, office paper, junk mail, etc.
  • Cardboard – Boxes, etc.
  • Plastic – All plastics
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin Cans
  • Plastic bags
  • Glass

If you have any questions, contact the recycling office at 334-625-2925.

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