Video: These 11 Items Should Never Go in the Trash - Bob Vila

Video: These 11 Items Should Never Go in the Trash

Beware, homeowners: Before you toss those everyday items in the trash, make sure you're not breaking the law or endangering your local environment.

 
Conscientious homeowners may already know that there’s a right and a wrong way to dispose of unwanted items. For instance, many people are aware that leftover cooking oil belongs in the trash—not poured down the kitchen sink—and that lawn waste can be composted instead of left on the curb for trash pickup. On the flip side, not everyone has the facts about which household trash items should never go in the bin. Watch and learn about some of the most dangerous (and illegal) items to dump in the landfill. To get more information about safe disposal alternatives, click here.

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