6 Things That Are Illegal To Throw Away In Texas!
Don't Mess With Texas! It's been the motto for Texas forever. And, yes it means DON'T LITTER and TRASH up the great state of Texas. Texas takes it pretty seriously and they should. So, yeah you have your DUMPSTERS all around for all the trash. But, did you know there are some THINGS you shouldn't throw away in the dumpster? In fact, it is actually against the LAW to throw away these items in Texas! It's called ILLEGAL DUMPING and here are 6 items.
This one seems very obvious. Disposing of TIRES in your dumpster is a big NOPE! In some counties, you can dispose of shredded tires but you have to check your county's ordinances.
Scrap tires may be disposed of in an active, permitted landfill if the tires have been split, quartered, or shredded. ... find landfill locations and phone numbers, then contact the landfill to confirm if it accepts tires or tire pieces.
#2 CAR BATTERIES OR ITEMS WITH BATTERIES
It’s against Texas law to put lead-acid car or truck batteries in your trash. Take your used battery to an automotive parts store or a hazardous household waste recycling facility. Plan to pay a small fee. Lithium-ion batteries can cause fires and explosions if they are punctured. Do not place these batteries in your regular household trash or recycling.
# 3 MOTOR OIL
Motor Oil needs to be disposed of in the correct manner and throwing it into the dumpster is NOT the way. Many towns and cities have OIL Recycle stations. Texas law prohibits the disposal of used motor oil into storm drains or onto the ground.
#4 MEDICAL WASTE
For safety reasons, syringes. Medicines and other medical waste can NOT be thrown into the dumpster. Many cities have medicine and medical waste 'roundups' to collect this type of material. Contact your local hospitals for more info.
#5 LIQUID WASTE
Chemicals, petroleum products, trade waste, hazardous waste, and sewage are not allowed to be dumped into the TRASH dumpsters.
#6 FLUORESCENT BULBS
You can only dispose of incandescent and halogen bulbs with your household waste. This is because they do not contain any harmful chemicals or components that require special processing. You need to recycle other bulbs, like fluorescent lamps and some LEDs properly