Calculators
Accepted at SEIRD recycling centers. No charge for disposal.

Cameras
Accepted at SEIRD recycling centers. No charge for disposal.

Canning Jars
Canning jars are not recyclable because of the thickness of the glass. Reuse is best. Give to a friend who can use them, take to a SEIRD Reuse Center,put in a tag sale, or place in the garbage.

Cans (Steel [tin-coated] and Aluminum)
Place with curbside recycling or bring to SEIRD recycling centers. Rinse before recycling. Labels do not have to be removed. You may wish to sell these items to a scrap metal dealer. Check your Yellow Pages.

Carbon Monoxide Detector
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Carbon Paper
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Carburetor Cleaner
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison or saved for special quarterly collections at a SEIRD recycling center.
  
Cardboard (corrugated and boxboard)
Place with curbside recycling or bring to SEIRD recycling centers. The following types of cardboard are not recyclable: beer or soda cartons (because of the moisture barrier in the cardboard); egg cartons (because the paper fibers are too short to be recycled); pizza boxes (because of grease); and waxed cardboard (because of the coating).

Cardboard Tubes from Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Rolls
Place with curbside recycling or bring to SEIRD recycling centers. Consider donating to youth/senior organizations for art projects.

Carpeting & Rugs (Area Rugs, Carpet with or without padding)
Heavy trash pick-up items.

Cassette Tapes and Cassette Tape Boxes
These cannot be recycled locally. www.GreenDisk.com offers a mail-in option for recycling all forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibeta, and virtually all other type of computer tapes, as well as many other forms of "techno-trash." See their site for more info. Otherwise, dispose of cassette tapes and boxes in the garbage.

Catalogs & Magazines
Place with curbside recycling or bring to SEIRD recycling centers.

CCA-Treated Wood
(pressure-treated)
CCA-treated wood should only be disposed of in a lined landfill, not an incinerator. Do not dispose of CCA-treated wood in a backyard compost pile, brush pile, chipping pile, or burn pile.

CDs and CD Trays
These cannot be recycled locally. GreenDisk offers a mail-in option for recycling all forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibeta, and virtually all other type of computer tapes, as well as many other forms of "techno-trash." See their site for more info. Otherwise, dispose of CDs and their plastic trays in the garbage.

Cell Phones

Accepted at all SEIRD recycling centers.

Cement
Landfill item.

Cereal Boxes
Place with curbside recycling or bring to SEIRD recycling centers. Take time to flatten the box please. Remove any inner bag and dispose in the garbage. The bag is not recyclable.

Charcoal

Charcoal may be placed in the garbage once it is stone cold!

Chemistry Kit
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the SEIRD Processing Center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison or saved for special quarterly collections at SEIRD recycling centers.
  
Chinaware
If still in good condition, chinaware may be donated to local charities, a SEIRD Reuse Center, rummage sales, or offered at a tag sale. Chinaware in any condition is unfortunately not recyclable.

Chlorine Bleach
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison or saved for special quarterly collections at SEIRD recycling centers.  Empty bleach bottles cannot be recycled.

Cigarette Lighters

Disposable lighters may be placed in the garbage.

Cinder Blocks
Landfill item.

Clapboards
Landfill item.

Cleaners
All-Purpose Cleaner, Ammonia, Bathroom Cleaner, Chlorine Bleach, Disinfectant, Drain Cleaner, Oven Cleaner, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Upholstery Cleaner, Septic Tank Cleaner--All of these are considered household hazardous waste and must be disposed of at the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison or saved for special quarterly collections at SEIRD recycling centers. It is important not to pour these chemicals down the drain all at once in their undiluted form because they have been known to have adverse effects in septic systems and at wastewater treatment plants. They can also contaminate groundwater and drinking water. It is unsafe to dispose of them in the garbage because they can be harmful to sanitation workers.

Clothing
Charitable organizations (Salvation Army, Goodwill, local churches, SEIRD Re-use centers) often take usable clothing. Clothing that is not appropriate for reuse (torn, stained) can be used as rags.

Coal Ash
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage after it is cold.

Coat Hangers
Metal hangers may be accepted by scrap dealers. Check your Yellow Pages. Plastic hangers are accepted in designated bins in Wal-Mart stores.

Colored Glass Bottles
Place with curbside recycling or bring to SEIRD recycling centers. Please remove caps and rinse bottles before recycling.
 
Compact Disks and Compact Disk Trays
These cannot be recycled locally. GreenDisk offers a mail-in option for recycling all forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibeta, and virtually all other type of computer tapes, as well as many other forms of "techno-trash." See their site for more info. Otherwise, dispose of CDs and their plastic trays in the garbage.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Compact fluorescents cannot be placed in the trash because they contain a small amount of mercury. Please take to your local SEIRD recycling center.

Computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, mice, and speakers

  • Computers excl. Monitor, Stereos, DVD Players, Phones, VCRS, Printers & Scanner s- Accepted at SEIRD recycling centers. No charge for disposal.
  • GreenDisk offers a mail-in option for recycling all forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibeta, and virtually all other type of computer tapes, as well as many other forms of "techno-trash." See their site for more info. Otherwise, dispose of CDs and their plastic trays in the garbage.  

Concrete
Landfill item.

Construction and Demolition Debris
See Building and Remodeling Materials above.

Construction Paper

Construction paper is not recyclable, because the fibers are too short. It must be placed in the garbage or donated for reuse.

Cooking Oil
This oil can be recycled for use as fuel for certain automobiles. Check freecycle.org to see if someone in your county is collecting it for this use. Otherwise, it must be placed in the garbage.

Cooking Oil Bottle (empty)
Place with curbside recycling or bring to SEIRD recycling centers.

Cookware
If still in good condition, cookware may be donated to local charities or SEIRD reuse centers, yard sales, or offered at a tag sale. Cookware in any condition is unfortunately not recyclable.

Copy Machine
Bring to SEIRD recycle centers. There is no charge for disposal.

Copy Paper
Place with curbside recycling or bring to SEIRD recycling centers.

Copy Paper Wrapper
Recycle if wrapper is paper; however, most wrappers for copy paper are not accepted for paper recycling, due to the plastic moisture barrier that coats the wrapper. Plastic wrappers for copy paper are not accepted in plastics recycling.

Couch
Heavy trash pick up.

Creosote (from woodstoves)
Creosote cleaned out from woodstoves must be placed in the trash.

Creosote Sealer
Hazardous material and must be brought to the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison.or save for special quarterly collections at SEIRD recycling centers.
 
Cups
Cups -- whether paper, plastic, styrofoam, or china -- are not recyclable.





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