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You should always reuse whatever you can! But an item has reached the end of its usefulness, here's what to do!

Batteries:
Household alkaline batteries (AAA, AA, D, etc.) can be disposed of with your regular trash. Rechargeable batteries can be brought to the Citizen Collection Center for electronic waste recycling. Large batteries must be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

Demolition debris:
Large residential demolition debris can be placed on your curb for collection by the Green Grabber. For more information on how to prepare items for collection and service schedule click here.

Diapers:
These must be disposed of with your regular trash.

Electronics:
Most electronics can be brought to the  Citizen Collection Center for electronic waste recycling.

Extension cords:
These must be disposed of with your regular trash.

Food waste:
Food waste can be composted or discarded with your regular trash.

Hoses:
These must be disposed of with your regular trash.

Knives:
These items should be wrapped or put into containers so as not to cause injury and placed in regular trash.

Light bulbs:
Standard light bulbs including incandescent, halogen, or LED lights can go in regular trash. Fluorescent lights, including compact fluorescent (or CFL) bulbs should be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

Napkins:
Napkins and paper towels go in your regular trash.

Needles/Sharps:
These items should be wrapped or put into containers so as not to cause injury and placed in regular trash.

Pet waste:
This must be disposed of with your regular trash.

Plastic bags, bubble wrap and plastic wrap:
Plastic grocery bags can be reused or brought back to the store to be recycled. Plastic wrap and bubble wrap should go in the trash.

Propane tanks:
These should be brought back to where they were purchased or  the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

Ropes:
All ropes go in your regular trash.

Styrafoam:
All styrafoam goes in your regular trash.

Textiles:
Textiles (clothes, sheets, towels, etc.) that have reached the end of their usefulness and can't be used should go in your trash. The city occasionally has textile recycling events; call 972.919.2537 for information on the next event.

To-go containers, lids, and straws:
These items go in your regular trash.

Yard waste:
Large brush (tree branches, shrubs, etc.) can be placed unbundled on your curb for collection by the Green Grabber. Smaller items, including grass and leaves, should be bagged and set out with regular trash.