How Do You Properly Dispose of Garbage?

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To properly dispose of garbage, sort recyclable and compostable products from the trash, and empty the contents into labeled containers. Dispose of the garbage by taking it to dumpsters marked for trash or recycling.

In some major cities, residential garbage is collected directly from homes once or twice per week. City and state regulations require garbage to be sorted, bagged and placed in specific locations outside for collection. Residents or homeowners that do not obey city trash laws are typically subject to fines and penalties. Also, there are laws regarding safe disposal of dangerous and hazardous waste for safety and to prevent contamination.