How to Separate Trash: Non-burnable Trash (Part 3)

Ecchan #7
Ecchan #7

Panel 1: “My CD player broke, so I bought this!
Panel 2: How do we throw this away?
Panel 3: Small consumer electronics go in “nonburnable garbage!”
Panel 4: Make sure you take out the batteries, and treat them as hazardous garbage!

In parts 5 and 6 we looked at glass, kitchen items, ceramics, and rubber/leather trash. This time, let’s look at the remaining type of non-burnable trash:

  • Umbrellas can be brought directly to the trash station, even if they are jutting out of the trash bag.
  • Clocks can be thrown out, but the batteries inside need to be removed (batteries are hazardous trash).
  • Small electric household items like electric shavers, blow dryers, irons, toasters, and so on can be thrown out as long as they are small enough to fit in a trash bag – just be careful the bag isn’t loaded so heavy that it tears. Additionally, please cut long power cords into pieces under 1 meter in length.
  • Plastic buckets and flowerpots, as long as they are not too big or too heavy to put in a bag.
  • MD’s, CD’s, DVD’s, and their cases are all non-burnable trash.
  • Daily items, like toothbrushes, hangers, pins, nail clippers, dustpans and brooms are OK.
  • Stationery items, like pens, mechanical pencils, erasers, markers, and brushes are OK.
  • Dessicants and non-paper-based drying agents, chemical ice packs, and so on are non-burnable trash.
  • Cameras can be thrown out, but the batters must be removed and thrown out separately.

All non-burnable trash must follow these simple rules: use a clear plastic bag, don’t overfill the bag, and don’t rip the bag. Take them to your trash station on the designated day.