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What cannot be recycled?

Paper

  • Pizza boxes or anything soiled with grease and/or food waste

  • Paper plates

  • Facial or bathroom tissue

  • Carbon paper

  • Disposable diapers

  • Hardcover books

  • Milk cartons

  • Plastic and wax paper

  • Frozen food containers

  • Paper towels

Types of Paper that Cannot be Recycled

Aluminium

  • Aerosol cans

  • Solvent cans

  • Paint cans

  • Hangers

  • Medical wastes or needles

  • Oil filters

Types of Aluminium that Cannot be Recycled

Plastic

  • Any plastic container that is not a bottle, such as yoghurt containers, margarine tubs and microwave food trays.

  • Plastic food trays

  • Plastic bottles that have contained motor oil, pesticides or other hazardous materials

  • Styrofoam

Types of Plastic that Cannot be Recycled

Glass

  • Ceramics

  • Drinking glasses

  • Window glass

  • Mirrors

  • Light bulbs

  • Broken window and windscreen glass

  • Heat treated glass e.g. Pyrex, Corning Ware, Vision Ware

  • White opaque bottles

  • Laboratory or medical glass

  • Window glass, light bulbs, mirror glass, broken crockery, ovenproof glass or labware, drinking glasses, crystalware, or any porcelain, ceramics, pottery, florescent light tube

Types of Glass that Cannot be Recycled

Others

  • Explosives

  • Business/apartment maintenance waste

  • Empty containers of any type

  • Asbestos

  • Fluorescent lights

  • Household batteries

  • Medical wastes

  • Radioactive material

Other Things that Cannot be Recycled

References
  1. Malaysia Ministry of Housing and Local Government



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Last Reviewed :   January 4, 2017
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