Air Packs

Materials Air Packs or Air Pillows Instructions Consider saving for reuse.  If you must dispose of it, contact shipping retailers such as UPS and FedEx to confirm if they may accept reusable air packs or air pillows.  If air packs and air pillows are not accepted by a retailer, they may be recycled with plastic…

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Hand Sanitizer

Instructions From the United States Environmental Protection Agency — Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is ignitable and should be managed and disposed of safely. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer when disposed of at a residence or household would be considered household hazardous waste. Although household hazardous waste is exempt from regulation under federal hazardous waste regulations, hand sanitizer should…

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Ice Packs

Instructions To dispose of an ice pack, start by checking whether the ice pack is just frozen water or something else. If the ice pack contains anything other than water, thaw it, cut it open and then squeeze the gel into the garbage. Afterward, rinse out the plastic film, dry it and bring it to…

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Yard Waste

Materials Garden Plants & Weeds, Grass Clippings, Hedge & Shrub Trimmings, Houseplants & Flower Arrangements, Leaves, Organic Garden Materials, Straw & Corn Stalks, Tree Branches Instructions Yard Waste Yard Waste is accepted at SandHill Recycling and Gaston Tree Debris Recycling. A fee may apply. Some waste haulers have scheduled collections or a particular collection date,…

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Yard Waste – Dirt, Rocks, Sod, Stumps, Large Branches

Materials Rocks, Dirt & Sod, Soil, Tree Trunks, Stumps & Large Branches Instructions Special Items Sod, dirt, rocks, large stumps, trunks, and branches are not accepted as yard waste. These may be disposed of for a fee through your local waste hauler,  Sandhill Recycle Center, or Gaston Tree Debris Recycling. Call for more information. Depots Other Information

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Clothing

Materials Boots, Shoes, Sandals & Slippers, Hats & Clothing, Linens & Curtains Instructions Special items It used to be that the only use for old clothing was reuse, so charities wanted only clothing in good condition. Today, however, items in poor condition are broken down and recycled into new products. So please DON’T put clothing,…

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Amazon Boxes

Materials Amazon Boxes Instructions Recycling Amazon boxes are recyclable. Please flatten and tie them together in manageable bundles. Packing materials like clear plastic shipping pillows and Styrofoam peanuts go in the garbage or may be accepted for reuse at a local UPS or Fed Ex shipping location, call ahead. Amazon boxes can be reused, too. If you’ve…

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Paper Gift Wrap

Materials Gift Cards, Bags & Wrap Instructions Recycling Gift cards, bags and wrap are only accepted for recycling if they are 100% paper. Ribbons, rope handles, foil-type paper and cards with glitter are all detrimental to the recycling process, so please put these in the garbage. Best advice is if you’re not sure if it…

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Boxboard

Materials Cardboard Cartons, Cardboard Spiral Cans, Cardboard Tubes & Trays, Cereal Boxes Instructions Recycling Cartons must be empty, clean and dry. Dispose of any contaminated wet cardboard and plastic or wax paper inserts in the garbage. Boxboard packaging of the type used for cereal, cardboard spiral cans, shoes, laundry detergent, and paper towel cores is…

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Corrugated Cardboard

Materials Corrugated Cardboard Boxes, Shoe Boxes Instructions Recycling Corrugated cardboard may be accepted by your recycling hauler if it fits within the recycling bin. Boxes should be flattened and cut into pieces no larger than 2′ by 3′. Corrugated cardboard is accepted at all Nassau County Recycle Centers. Do not place these items in the recycled…

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