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Items That Should Not Be Put in Landfills

Items That Should Not Be Put in Landfills

Find out some of the items that you should not put into landfills.

A lot of trash finds its way into landfills every year. However, not all forms of waste should get thrown into them. Some types of waste are too toxic to safely be put in landfills, and it’s important to know which types those are so you can make the world a less toxic place. Find out some of the items that you should not put into landfills.


Many states allow you to throw electronics into landfills, but it is a bad idea. Electronics often have toxic chemicals in them, and those chemicals can do serious damage if they get into the ground. It’s better if you recycle electronics instead. You can recycle things like computers, printers, copiers, cell phones and keyboards among other things.


If there’s any one item you should avoid throwing into landfills, it’s tires. Tires are a grave danger when they’re in landfills because they put methane gas in the earth’s soil while they break down.

Tires are best recycled. By recycling tires, you help develop fuel as well as ground rubber.

Home Appliances

Other items you shouldn’t throw into landfills are your home appliances, such as washers, dryers, ovens, and refrigerators. These items can contain toxic chemicals that can damage the earth. Instead of putting them in landfills, try recycling them or sending them to a private junk collector so they can dispose of your items properly.

Propane Tanks

If you’re trying to get rid of a propane tank, we hope that you won’t consider putting it in a landfill. Propane tanks are hazardous to the environment. Also, they pose a danger to people working in waste collection.

There are two ways you can dispose of a propane tank. You can take the tank back to the retailer, or you take them to  hazardous waste collection station where they can dispose of the tank the right way.

Assorted Yard Waste

A lot of people believe that you can put yard waste in a landfill and it will be fine. This is far from the case. Instead, you want to take yard waste to a compost facility. This way, your yard waste either gets recycled and used as mulch, or it gets broken down and goes back to the earth.

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Unacceptable Materials:

Hazardous Waste, Medical Waste,Drugs or Pharmaceuticals, Antifreeze, Appliances containing CFC’s, Waste containing Asbestos Materials, Oils and Oil filters, Barrells, Batteries, Boats, Cars, Mobile Homes, Computers and Printers, Petroleum Contaminated Soil, Contaminated Dirt of any kind, Creosote type materials (Light or telephone poles, rail road ties), Dead Animals, Fluorescent lamps, Fuel or Chemicals, Oil based paint, Propane tanks, Septic tank waste, Tires, Fuel Tanks.