The following materials are prohibited from acceptance at all SA Recycling facilities, except as otherwise noted below:
1 Non-Recyclable Materials of any kind, including asphalt, concrete, debris, dirt, rags, tires, trash .
2 Free-flowing liquids including hazardous liquids (e.g., gasoline, motor oil, oil filters and other lubricants, hydraulic fluids, anti-freeze, ammonia, mercury and oil paint)2 and non-hazardous materials (e.g. water)1
3 Flammable and Combustible Materials or other petroleum products, including diesel fuel and gasoline .
4 Corrosive Materials (e.g., lead acid batteries)
5 Radioactive Materials of any type (e.g., military scrap, medical scrap, thickness measuring devices)
6 Explosives or potential explosives of any type, such as munitions scrap (e.g., ammunition, shells)
7 Poisons, Infectious Materials, Bio-Hazard or Chemicals in solid, powder, liquid, gaseous form (e.g., fertilizers) or needles/sharps.
8 Containers or Cylinders (Pressurized, Closed, or Formerly Containing Hazardous Materials) (e.g., propane tanks, compressed gas tanks, aerosol cans, bulk storage tanks, fire extinguishers, storage tanks, process vessels)
9 Materials or Containers Containing Suspected Hazardous Substance Residue, including: A Asbestos–containing materials (ACM), such as pipe insulation or surfacing materials. B Aerosol cans that contain paint, water sealer, pesticides or other hazardous or toxic substances. C Non-aerosol containers that contain paint, water sealer, pesticides or other hazardous or toxic substances. D Air conditioning and refrigeration units containing CFCs, HCFCs or non-exempt refrigerant substitutes 2 . E PCB-containing materials, such as capacitors, ballasts and transformers. F Lead-containing materials G Mercury-containing materials (e.g. switches, fluorescent or mercury vapor lights/fixtures/bulbs, thermostats)2. H Oil Filters with free flowing oil I Fines (e.g. metal powders smaller than 100 microns) 10 Any Material Containing Hazardous or Toxic Substances or Wastes 1. 11 Automobiles must have all fluids drained to the extent practical or otherwise required by law, and their batteries, leaded battery cables, and mercury convenience light switches, and air bags, as required by law, removed 2 .
Except to the extent that the Facility is authorized and has agreed to accept such materials. / Except to the extent that the Facility is authorized and has agreed to de-pollute applicable vehicles/appliances with respect to such materials. / Except to the extent that such batteries are accepted at designated Facilities and then only if not cracked, broken, burned, or with missing caps. / Except empty containers certified as “empty,” per applicable law and approved in advance by Facility and otherwise properly prepared in accordance with SA empty container requirements. / Except if accepted by the Facility as a specific commodity or authorized based on analytical or procedural considerations (e.g. lead based paint, lead acid batteries and leaded battery terminals, lead wheel weights, or electronic scrap materials such as cathode ray tubes (CRTs) or a commodity containing a CRT – such as a computer monitor or CRT television set.)