Unaccepted Items

The following items are not accepted at the Hopkins Brush & Yard Waste drop off site:
  • Ashes (fireplace, grill, portable fire pit, chiminea)
  • Air filters (furnace, humidifier, etc.)
  • Animal bedding, droppings/waste and litter) 
  • Aluminum foil
  • Automobile and engine fluids (antifreeze, motor oil, etc.)
  • Baby, personal and flushable moist wipes
  • "Biodegradable" labeled items
  • Band-Aids™, bandages and first aid items
  • Batteries
  • Candles and candle wax
  • Cartons (soup, broth, milk, juice or wine)
  • Cat litter of any kind
  • Ceramics (mugs, plates, bowls, vases, etc.)
  • Charcoal
  • Cigarettes, cigars and butts
  • Cleaning products, including towels, rags, sponges, etc. soaked with chemical cleaning products
  • Condiment packets (plastic and foil including ketchup, relish, red pepper, parmesan, taco sauce, etc.)
  • Condoms and related products
  • Construction materials (concrete, sheet-rock, etc.)
  • Cosmetics and perfumes
  • Crayons and chalk
  • Dead animals
  • Dental floss
  • Detergents (liquid, powder, sheets and tablets)
  • Diapers (baby, overnight, training, swim and covers)
  • Dirt or soil
  • Dryer lint and dryer sheets
  • Dusting wipes
  • Fast food wrappers and boxes
  • Feces (human and pet)
  • Feminine hygiene products (tampons, pads, liners, applicators - paper or plastic)
  • Fertilizers (solid or liquid)
  • Frozen or refrigerated food boxes
  • Gauze and bandages
  • Glass
  • Grease (small amounts wiped in a paper towel is okay)
  • Gum
  • Ice cream tubs (paper or plastic)
  • Incontinence products
  • Laminated paper
  • Latex (balloons and gloves)
  • Liquids
  • Litter and street sweepings
  • Markers and pents
  • Metal
  • Microwavable popcorn bags
  • Packing peanuts (foam or "degradable" corn starch)
  • Parchment and wax paper
  • Personal hygiene products (toothpaste, soap, etc.)
  • Pesticides (solid or liquid)
  • Pet food bags
  • Photos and slides
  • Q-tips™ with plastic stems
  • Remodeling debris
  • Rocks and gravel
  • Rubber and rubber bands
  • Snack and sandwich bags
  • Soap (liquid, bar, shampoo, dish, dishwasher, laundry, etc.)
  • Styrofoam™ (egg cartons, cups, plates, packaging and peanuts)
  • Tape
  • Toys
  • Treated wood (lumber or sawdust)
  • Vacuum cleaner bags
  • Wax (wax paper, candle wax, car wax, etc.)
  • Wicker (furniture or wicker scraps)
  • Wood scraps
  • Wrapping paper
  • Yard waste