What is BioDegradeable?
Search the internet and you get a collection of scrap organic information.
Email your local recycler with a list of strange items and they figure you are a weirdo. Yup - I asked if vomit could be placed in a Bio green bin. Sad thing is they did not let me know? Oh well.. Thats where you come in. Together we can improve the amount of waste reduction - since now we can easily recycle 80% of our products - and with a bit of help -
Everyone who reads this list can crank it up to 85%+.

So here goes: You and me will make a list and edit the wrong stuff

We will focus on the weird or unusual items and skip over the simple and obvious ones.
Thanks for your help!

Expanded List of Organic Items:

BIODEGRADEABLE PRODUCT


RECYCLABLE PRODUCT


GARBAGE PRODUCT


SPECIAL INFORMATION PRODUCT


HAZARDOUS PRODUCT



Acorns

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Alcohol

- Liquid based Biodegradeable

Algae

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Almonds

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Animal-bedding (e.g. hamster cage)

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Animal-feather

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Animal-fur

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Antifreeze

- Call your local oil recycling company

Antler

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Ants

- Insect based Biodegradeable

Apple

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Apple-cores

- Fruit based Biodegradeable

Ashes

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Aspirin

- Bio-med based Garbage

Bag-paper

- Paper based Biodegradeable

Bag-plastic

- Plastic based Garbage

Baking-soda

- Salt based Biodegradeable

Baking-ingredients

- Food based Biodegradeable

Bamboo

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Banana

- Fruit based Biodegradeable

Banana-peel

- Fruit based Biodegradeable

Band-aids

- Bio-med based Garbage

Barbeque-ashes

- Coal based Biodegradeable

Bark-tree

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Barkmulch

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Basket-woven

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Batteries

- Garbage

Beach-towel

- Cotton Fibre based Biodegradeable

Beard-trimmings

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Bed-sheets

- Cotton Fibre based Biodegradeable

Beer

- Plant/Liquid based Biodegradeable

Bees

- Insect based Biodegradeable

Bee-hive

- Insect based Biodegradeable

Bio-Meds

- Bio-med based Garbage

Biodegradable-plastic-bags

- Garbage *They are difficult to identify by recycle company.

Biodegradable-paper-bags

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Bird

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Bird-droppings

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Blackberry

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Blackberry-bush

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Blanket

- Cotton Fibre based Biodegradeable

Blood

- Bio-med based Garbage

Blueberry

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Bone

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Bone-rawhide

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Bounce-fabric

- Biodegradable cationic softeners

Box-cardboard

- Paper based Recyclable

Branches

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Bread

- Food based Biodegradeable

Broccoli

- Food based Biodegradeable

Broccoli

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Bugs

- Insect based Biodegradeable

Burlap

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Burnt-wood

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Bush

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Butchers-meat-wrap

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Butter

- Food based Biodegradeable

Buttons

- Plastic/Metal based Garbage

Cabbage

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Cactus

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Cake

- Food based Biodegradeable

Candles

- Beeswax, paraffin and vegetable-based waxes are biodegradable

Candles-Tea-Light-Cups

- Aluminum based Metal Recycle

Candy

- Food based Biodegradeable

Cardboard

- Paper based Recyclable

Carpet

- Petroleum-based synthetic fibers. Nylon and polypropylene plastics are Garbage

Carrot

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Carton

- Paper based Recyclable

Cashews

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Cat

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Cat-poop

- Human/Toxic based Garbage

Cauliflower

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Celery

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Cel-phone

- Most electronics retailers accept phones.

Cereal

- Food based Biodegradeable

Certified-envirobags

- Recyclers confuse these with plastic bags as Garbage

Chalk-sticks

- Calcium sulfate - same as gypsum (Drywall recycle)

Charcoal

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Cheese

- Food based Biodegradeable

Cherry

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Chestnuts

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Chewing-gum

- Garbage

Chinese-food

- Food based Biodegradeable

Chips

- Food based Biodegradeable

Chips-wood

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Christmas-cake

- Food based Biodegradeable

Cider

- Food based Biodegradeable

Cigarette-ashes

- Toxic Garbage

Cigarette-butts

- Toxic Garbage

Clam-shells

- Seafood based Biodegradeable

Cleaning-sponges

- Garbage

Clothing

- 100% cotton is Biodegradeable

Coffee

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Coffee-beans

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Coffee-Filters

- Food based Biodegradeable

Coffee-grinds

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Compost

- Soil-yard based Recyclable

Conditioner-hair

- Soap based Biodegradeable

Construction-paper

- Paper based Recyclable

Cookies

- Food based Biodegradeable

Cooking-oil

- Food based Biodegradeable

Cork-wine

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Cork-wood

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Corkboard

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Corn

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Corn-cob

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Cotton

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Cotton-balls

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Cotton-swabs

- Plastic + Plant mix Garbage

Crackers

- Food based Biodegradeable

Cranberry

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Cream

- Food based Biodegradeable

Crumbs

- Food based Biodegradeable

Cutlery-metal

- Thrift store recycle

Cutlery-plastic

- Human/Toxic food based Garbage

Cutlery-compostable

- Thrift store recycle

Dairy

- Food based Biodegradeable

Dandelion

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Denim

- Cloth based Biodegradeable

Dental-floss

- Human/Toxic based Garbage

Dental-toothbrush

- Human/Toxic based Garbage

Detergent-laundry

- Soap based Biodegradeable

Diapers-cloth

- Plant & Human waste based Biodegradeable

Diapers-Huggy

- Human/Toxic based Garbage

Dirt

- Compost-soil recycle

Dog-poop

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Doggy-Poo

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Dough

- Food based Biodegradeable

Driftwood

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Drink-juice

- Food based Biodegradeable

Drink-juice-container

- Paper based Recyclable

Drink-pop

- Food based Biodegradeable

Dryer-lint

- Cloth based Biodegradeable

Drywall

- Calcium sulfate - same as gypsum (Drywall recycle)

Easter-egg

- Food based Biodegradeable

Egg-shells

- Food based Biodegradeable

Eggs

- Food based Biodegradeable

Elmers-glue

- Food based Biodegradeable

Embers

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Expired-food

- Food based Biodegradeable

Expired-milk

- Food based Biodegradeable

Facial-cream

- Chemical based Garbage

Fast-food

- Food based Biodegradeable

fast-food-container-paper

- Food based Biodegradeable

Fat

- Food based Biodegradeable

Feathers

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Feminine-hygiene-products

- Human/Toxic based Garbage

Fence-wood

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Fertilizer

- Soil based Biodegradeable

Fettucini

- Food based Biodegradeable

Fire-ashes

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Fish-tail

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Fish-guts

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Fish-pet

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Fishtank-water

- Water based Biodegradeable

Flavorings-syrup

- Food based Biodegradeable

Florescent-light

- Most bottle recycle locations accept

Flour

- Food based Biodegradeable

Flower-dried

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Flowers

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Flypaper

- Human/Toxic based Garbage

Foam-packaging

- Garbage

Freezer-ice

- Water based Biodegradeable

Fry-grease

- Food based Biodegradeable

Fruit

- Food based Biodegradeable

Fruit-peels

- Food based Biodegradeable

Fries

- Food based Biodegradeable

Fungi

- Food based Biodegradeable

Fur

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Glass

- Most Bottle recycle locations accept

Glass-bottle

- Bottle recycle locations accept

Glue

- Human/Toxic based Garbage

Grains

- Food based Biodegradeable

Grass

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Gravy

- Food based Biodegradeable

Grease

- Food based Biodegradeable

Gristle

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Grocery-plastic-bags

- Human based Garbage -or- Return to Source

Gum

- Garbage

Guts

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Gutter-debris

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Gypsum

- Calcium sulfate - same as (Drywall recycle)

Hair-human

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Halloween-pumpkin

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Ham-bone

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Hamburger

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Hay

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Human-feces-poo

- Sewage system

Hedge

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Herbs-spices

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Herbal-products

- All pharmacies accept. These items are banned from garbage.

Horn-animal

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Household-dirt

- Soil based Biodegradeable

Human-Poo

- Sewage system

Ice

- Water based Biodegradeable

Jams

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Jellies

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Juice

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Ketchup

- Food based Biodegradeable

Kindling

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Kitty-litter

- Human/Toxic based Garbage

Lard

- Food based Biodegradeable

Lasagna

- Food based Biodegradeable

Lasagna-tinfoil-clean

- Tin based Recycle

Lasagna-tinfoil-soiled

- Metal/food based Garbage

Leaves

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Leftovers

- Food based Biodegradeable

Lemon

- Food based Biodegradeable

Lettuce

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Light-bulb

- Bottle recycle locations accept

Light-bulb-florescent

- Bottle recycle locations accept

Lilly

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Lime

- Food based Biodegradeable

Lint

- Cotton based Biodegradeable

Lobster

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Lobster-tail

- Food based Biodegradeable

Log

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Lunch-bag

- Paper based Biodegradeable

Mac/Cheese

- Food based Biodegradeable

Margarine

- Food based Biodegradeable

Mayonnaise

- Food based Biodegradeable

Meat

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Medications-non-prescription

- All pharmacies accept. These items are banned from garbage.

Mercury-light

- Most bottle recycle locations accept

Microwave-popcorn

- Food based Biodegradeable

Milk

- Food based Biodegradeable

Mineral-supplements

- All pharmacies accept. These items are banned from garbage.

Milk-carton

- Recycle 80% paper 20% plastic

Moldy-food

- Food based Biodegradeable

Morning-glory

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Moss

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Muffin

- Food based Biodegradeable

Muffin-papercup

- Food/paper based Biodegradeable

Mushrooms

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Mustard

- Food based Biodegradeable

Napkins

- Paper based Biodegradeable

Needles-pine

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Human-Poo

- Sewage system

Nest

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Newspaper

- Paper Recycleable

Nuts

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Nut-shells

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Oil-cooking

- Food based Biodegradeable

Onions

- Food based Biodegradeable

Orange

- Food based Biodegradeable

Oyster-shells

- Food based Biodegradeable

Paint

- Return to Bottle depot or paint seller such as Home Depot

Paper

- Paper Recycleable

Paper-flyers

- Paper Recycleable

Paper-mache

- Paper Recycleable

Paper-news

- Paper Recycleable

Paper-plate

- Paper Recycleable

Paper-printed

- Paper Recycleable

Paper-towels

- Paper Recycleable

Parchment

- Paper Recycleable

Pasta

- Food based Biodegradeable

Peanuts

- Food based Biodegradeable

Pear

- Food based Biodegradeable

Peas

- Food based Biodegradeable

Pencil

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Pies

- Food based Biodegradeable

Pine-cone

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Pizza

- Food based Biodegradeable

Plant

- Food based Biodegradeable

Plastic

- Paper/Plastic Recycleable

Popcorn

- Food based Biodegradeable

Popcorn

- Food based Biodegradeable

Popsicle

- Food based Biodegradeable

Potato

- Food based Biodegradeable

Poultry

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Prescription-drugs-outdated

- All pharmacies accept. These items are banned from garbage.

Presto-log

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Pumpkin

- Food based Biodegradeable

Raspberry

- Food based Biodegradeable

Ravioli

- Food based Biodegradeable

Rice

- Food based Biodegradeable

Rosebush

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Rotted-food

- Food based Biodegradeable

Rutabaga

- Food based Biodegradeable

Sack-potato

- Burlap Biodegradeable - Remove any plastic draw string.

Salad

- Food based Biodegradeable

Salad-dressings

- Food based Biodegradeable

Salt

- Food based Biodegradeable

Sanitary-products-personal

- Human waste cotton/plastic garbage

Sauces

- Food based Biodegradeable

Sawdust

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Seafood

- Food based Biodegradeable

Seaweed

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Seeds

- Food based Biodegradeable

Shampoo

- Soap based Biodegradeable

Shell

- Food based Biodegradeable

Shellfish

- Food based Biodegradeable

Shredded-paper

- Paper based Recycleable

Shrub

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Skunk-cabbage

- Plant based Biodegradeable

Sludge

- Organic based Biodegradeable

Slugs

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Snack-food

- Food based Biodegradeable

Soap

- Talc based Biodegradeable

Socks

- Cotton based Biodegradeable

Sod

- Organic based Biodegradeable

Soda

- Food based Biodegradeable

Soil

- Compostable Biodegradeable

Sour-milk

- Food based Biodegradeable

Spaghetti

- Food based Biodegradeable

Spices

- Food based Biodegradeable

Spider

- Insect based Biodegradeable

Stale-pop

- Food based Biodegradeable

Steak

- Insect based Biodegradeable

Sticks

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Stirsticks

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Strawberry

- Food based Biodegradeable

Stumps

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Styrofoam-peanuts

- Take to UPS Store

Sugar

- Food based Biodegradeable

Sunflower

- Food based Biodegradeable

Sunflower-seeds

- Food based Biodegradeable

Sweetener

- Food based Biodegradeable

Syrup

- Food based Biodegradeable

Tails-fish

- Animal based Biodegradeable

Tea-bag

- Food based Biodegradeable

Tea-grounds

- Food based Biodegradeable

Tissues

- Paper based Biodegradeable

Toast

- Food based Biodegradeable

Tongue-depressor

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Toothpaste

- Food based Biodegradeable

Toothpicks

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Towel

- Cotton based Biodegradeable

Tree-trimmings

- Food based Biodegradeable

Twigs

- Food based Biodegradeable

Takeout-food

- Food based Biodegradeable

Vegetables

- Food based Biodegradeable

Vinegar

- Food based Biodegradeable

Vines

- Food based Biodegradeable

Vitamins

- Return to Pharmacy for disposal

Vitamin-supplements

- All pharmacies accept. These items are banned from garbage.

Vomit

- Food based Biodegradeable

Walnuts

- Food based Biodegradeable

Wicker

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Wine

- Food based Biodegradeable

Wood

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Wood-shavings

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Wood-Treated

- Wood based Biodegradeable

Wood-Painted

- Garbage

Yard-waste

- Food based Biodegradeable

Yarn

- Cotton based Biodegradeable

Yogurt

- Food based Biodegradeable

Zipper

- Garbage

Zuccini

- Food based Biodegradeable
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