unrecyclable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From un- +‎ recyclable

Adjective[edit]

unrecyclable (not comparable)

  1. Not recyclable.
    I wanted to dispose of an empty canister with a plastic top, cardboard sides and metal bottom, but I decided it was unrecyclable.

Noun[edit]

unrecyclable (plural unrecyclables)

  1. Anything that cannot be recycled.
    • 2009 June 22, “Get with it, packaging industry”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      Yes, it is scary that Toronto Waste Management is inviting packaging industries to forecast the next unrecyclables they'll be coming out with.