Handout #2

Ideas for Trash Types



REUSABLE
   COMPOSTABLE
Old clothes
   all food waste except meat, fat, citrus rind
Jars
   Newspaper
Plastic and paper bags
   Paper
Plastic containers
   Dirt and Soil
Boxes
     
Old furniture
   RECYCLABLE - SHORT TERM
Used appliances
   Newspaper
Magazines
   Cardboard
Plastic silverware
   Magazines and Catalogs
Egg cartons
   Brown paper bags
Broken toys (can be fixed)
   Office paper
Odds and ends (for craft projects)
   Colored paper
Scrap lumber
   Computer printout paper
Cloth scraps (for rags)
   File folders
       
RECYCLABLES - LONG TERM
   HARD TO REUSE, COMPOST, OR RECYCLE
Used motor oil
   Toothpaste tubes
Aluminum (made from bauxite ore mined out of the ground)
   Plastic packing materials
Metal cans (made from various minerals mine out of the ground)
   Paper napkins and paper towels
Glass (made from sand which is mined from sand dunes and deposits)
   Dental floss
Copper (made from copper mined out of the ground)
   Cat litter
Plastic (made from oil)
   Metal Containers
Car and household batteries (made from several mined metals)
   Plastic
Appliances that cannot be repaired (made from several materials)