Some items are usually tricky to recycle. Some of them are usually toxic to the environment if proper measures are not put in place to deal with them. Such items are what we call “hard to recycle” items. There are instances where you have hard to recycle items in your home. This is not usual as a substantial amount of these items are used to carry our daily essentials.

So what we are going to do is look at these hard to recycle items one by one. We are then going to explain the various methods of dealing with each one of them.

  • CDS and DVDs

With the sudden growth of technology, so many things are being rendered obsolete. Disks are some of the things that are slowly becoming useless. People are slowly moving away from such items and are embracing digital media.

Therefore, you would find a lot of households with numerous disks in their basements. This happens because they do not know what to do with such “hard to recycle: items. If this is a predicament you are in, your troubles are about to come to an end.

Many art schools and galleries love CDs. This is because they can be used to make many unique and exceptional pieces of art. Artists know the amazing benefits of such disks and are always welcome to have more.

One thing you can do with your old disks is to sell the disks to artists in a school or gallery. Such people have the necessary expertise to turn trash into treasure. You may find them designing beautiful sculptures of very high value. Wall decorations and frames are also items that can be made from old disks.

  • Medical Supplies

It is common to have medical waste from a hospital being put in dustbins after use. The most common medical wastes are syringes, bottles of medicine, and dressing cloths. It is impossible to recycle or reuse such items.

This is because anybody attempting to do so is at risk of getting various infections. Even at home, you may find yourself being cut by a knife while preparing supper. The first thing you might do in such an instance is to get a piece of cloth and spirit. The cloth, in this case, is a “had to recycle” item.

The best way of handling any medical waste is through incineration. Incineration is a process of getting rid of waste materials through burning. The burning is usually done in a controlled environment using an incinerator.

Most municipal councils have a way of collecting such waste. All you have to do is make the necessary arrangements for collection. Once the waste is collected, leave the rest to them.

  • Plastic Bottle Tops

We know that plastic items are not biodegradable. The only option that is left is recycling. Yes, it is possible to recycle a lot of plastic items at home. There are instances where you cannot recycle the plastic item. Here we are talking about plastic bottle lids. That is why it is categorized as a “hard to recycle item.” Therefore, what you can do is look for a company that recycles them in your area.

Some companies have even come up with ways of turning plastic bottle lids to benches. These companies work with various organizations and institutions. The company’s staff may go to a school and take a number of lids and some cash and, in turn, give the school a bench. Through this, schools save money on buying benches upfront and protect the environment.


Hard to recycle items are simply things that cannot be repurposed easily. In this category, you cannot miss medical supplies. The toxic nature of medical supplies makes them difficult items to be recycled. For this reason, they are handled and then incinerated by experts. Plastic bottle tops are also “hard to recycle” items.

All one can do is deliver them to companies that deal with them like the ones that turn bottle tops to benches. Let us not forget CDs and DVDs.

You can avoid all this by seeking Paul’s Rubbish Removal waste management services. If you let our team of professionals handle such things for you, you will not be disappointed. Just give us a call on 0407 125 125 and judge for yourself.

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