I was brought up to believe that you should recycle everything you can to avoid creating unwanted waste in a community. That turned out to be true, but I was truly surprised by many things I thought you could recycle in Missouri, but really can't.

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There are lots of great resources for things you can and cannot recycle in Missouri. I found some great tips from Bob Vila, Treehugger and city websites like Fenton, Missouri has.  This is not a comprehensive list, but the non-recyclable things that surprised me and might you, too.

10 Things You Think You Can Recycle in Missouri, But Really Can't

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There are some other things like old electronics that can't be recycled by many cities, but can be returned to places like Best Buy that offer those services. It's a good idea to check out the Missouri Department of Natural Resources website for other recycling tips to help do less damage to the world around us.

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