All agencies are required to recycle, and can't place recyclables in the trash.
In addition, the trash made by agencies and schools is considered by law commercial waste. Although the Department of Sanitation may pick up the trash, agencies and schools must follow the same state and federal disposal guidelines that apply to commercial entities.
Items such as electronics, fluorescent bulbs, rechargeable batteries, and
other universal, medical, and hazardous waste require special handling and
disposal by law. See the product list below for items that are banned from disposal. Click on each item for disposal information.
ballasts containing PCBs
other harmful products
items with reuse value
toxics laws and directives
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