5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Were Illegal To Throw Away
Recycling is important for us and future generations. The more we recycle, the less garbage end up in our landfills. This greatly affects our environment because it reduces air and water pollution. Another important reason to recycle our trash is to prevent waste's negative impact on the environment and natural resources.
The cool thing is we can recycle most of the things we use daily and make new ones, such as paper, plastic, and glass. However, there are some things we should not throw away because they are hazards. Most of us know throwing away things like motor oil, batteries, and various chemicals is a big no-no.
But did you know it was illegal? Well, it is. There are several things you don't want to get caught throwing away. Depending on where you live, you can be charged with a hefty fine, get a ticket, or even go to jail! We sure don't want that! Some items must be recycled.
So, the next time you throw something away, make sure it doesn't include any of these items.
3.) Lawn Chemicals
4.) Fluorescent Light Bulbs
5.) Smoke Detectors
For more items that are illegal to throw away, click here. There are locations around the City of Lake Charles that allow residents to discard dangerous items. The CPSO takes old and unused prescription drugs. Click here for more info. Here is the GREEN TRUCK recycling schedule for Lake Charles. They have several locations throughout the city for residents to dispose of properly.