In the age of recycling, it can be confusing knowing what can and cannot be recycled. It’s tempting to just throw everything into a recycling bin and think that we’re doing our part in lessening our global footprint. However, when we do this we can actually be doing the opposite. Take a look at the items that can and cannot be recycled using roll-off dumpsters.
Things That Can Be Recycled
Items that can be recycled are usually made out of natural materials. For example, did you know that concrete is made from water and aggregates? Natural materials can always be recycled. Since this is the case, items such as these can be recycled:
- Mixed concrete
- Clean concrete
- Construction Debris
- Brick & Block
Don’t see an item on this list? You can always call a recycling company and ask if a certain material can be recycled.
Things That Cannot Be Recycled
As a general rule of thumb, materials that are toxic or hazardous to humans cannot be recycled. This includes things like:
- Hazardous waste
- Infectious waste
- Contaminate Soil
For more detailed information about what can and cannot be recycled, click here.
Why It Matters
So why can’t you just throw everything into a roll-off dumpster and be done with it? When you throw things that cannot be recycled into a roll-away dumpster, you create hazardous conditions for people who work with the items.
Someone has to unload the bin and work with the contents that are inside. You can do your part in creating a safe environment for everyone when you put items in the bin that can be recycled and refrain from putting items in the bin that cannot be.
It’s also important to separate items for the overall health of the environment. Some items can be broken down by the Earth easier than other items. When you properly dispose of debris, you ensure that materials that can be easily broken down by the Earth will do so and that items that will harm the Earth will be properly disposed of via an alternate route.
Looking for Maryland Roll-Off Dumpster Rentals?
LCI Recycling makes it easy to recycle your leftover debris. We offer roll-off dumpster rental in Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia so that every business owner and homeowner can get rid of their unused materials easily and efficiently.
We have 20 and 30 cubic foot roll-off dumpsters for rent, so whether you’re doing a simple home update or a complex commercial construction project, we have dumpsters to fit your needs.
Contact us for more information on our recycling services or to get a free estimate today.