Don’t Throw That Away! Did You Know It Is Illegal To Throw Out These Things In Texas?
As we begin a new year, it's out with the old and in with the new right? A lot of people wait for spring cleaning but some people like to clean things out at the beginning of the new year. Before you just start throwing things away, you might want to read this.
I know when I got my roll-away dumpsters from 1-800-JUNKPRO there were specific things I could not put in the dumpster.
Most states still let you toss standard alkaline batteries, like double or triple A batteries. Other types can have things like mercury in them, so they're illegal to throw out. That's why when you go to the parts store and get a new battery for your car they offer to dispose of it for you.
Don't throw out electronics with batteries. Things like old phones, computers, monitors, or anything that has a battery that cannot be removed. You can drop off or dispose of these types of electronics at Stapes.
You should never throw out old medications no matter what kind of medication it is. Someone could get a hold of them and could be shared by them. Most cities have disposal places like hospitals or will have medication disposal drives, where you can drop off your old medications for proper disposal. Also, remember is harmful to flush medications as well.
Paint should not be thrown away because it is flammable and cause a fire. Again, when I had my rollaway dumpster they stressed that paint could not be put in the dumpster. Now you can drop off old paint at hardware stores and they will recycle the paint for you.
I think this one is a given. I think everyone knows that you can't throw your tires in the dumpsters. This is why when you get new tires the tires show offers to take the off your hands. Usually, they charge a disposal fee.
Remember this before you start throwing things away.