It is a paid work of Millennium Recycle.
Simplification: It can be intimidating to learn, but not everyone follows the rules when it comes to proper recycling. In the spooky spirit of the season, Millennium Recycling has compiled a list of the scariest things we’ve found that don’t belong in the Recycle Bin.
why it matters
- Recycling items not intended for recycling Can injure team members and cause massive damage Millennium is a small local company that sorts recyclable materials after they leave your home.
- it also means Items that may have had another life elsewhere, or should have been disposed of in a better way, can end up in landfills.
“It’s terrifying to see what people think is in a trash can,” said head of public relations Marissa Begley. “I’ve seen everything from full diapers to full urns.”
Top 10 scariest things people have tried to recycle
- Toxins (harmful chemicals and medicines)
- Weapons (axes, knives, pistols)
- Perfectly intact wedding dress in a box (don’t worry, this was donated to a place that makes “angel gowns” for deceased babies)
- artificial hand
- Bag full of pet poop
- Used household health equipment (dirty medical tubes and bedding)
- Full Diapers (Adults and Babies – 1 diaper pulled per minute on average)
- Animal carcasses (especially during hunting season, but can be seen all year round)
- dirty needles and sharps
- full urn
Along with such unpredictable “scary” items, Millennials face pollution problems on a daily basis People recycle wrong.
- A complete list of the most common items not belonging to the “Dirty Dozen” list can be found here.
“Learning your recycling rights is important to support the local economy, extend the life of Sioux Falls landfills, and protect the environment,” says Begley. Recycling Journey. ”
Why is improper recycling such a problem?
As recyclables arrive in the millennium, automated equipment sorts the materials into commodities, packages them and sends them to specialized recycling facilities where they are used to make new products.
- If you receive an unrelated productmust be carefully selected by trained staff.
- Hazardous waste, chemicals, sharp scrap metal and wood, etc. You can easily hurt your employees during this process.
- If something slips through, they can damage the sorting equipment This reduces the value and marketability of the final sorted product.
We can help make the season less scary For Millennium teams, follow this quick “yes list”. If you have more questions, ask them on our Facebook page or website.