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illustration: garbage canCity Agency Disposal Bans

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
mercury-containing lamps
mercury-containing equipment
rechargeable batteries
other harmful products
items with reuse value

toxics laws and directives

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