How to dispose of fibreglass batting?

Is fibreglass batting insulation considered to be hazardous waste? I replaced a few feet of it in my attic and put the old stuff in my regular trash barrel... and the trash crew didn't take it. They emptied out the stuff in the top half of the barrel, but they left the insulation below it. Some googling finds people talking about having to treat the disposal of old loose blow-in insulation with care, but not much is said about fibreglass batting. Do I have to treat it specially?
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On Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 1:08:49 PM UTC-5, Nil wrote:

I would suspect that the issue isn't that it's fiberglass insulation, but that it looks like construction debris. Here they won't take that. It's not hazardous waste. But whatever we think doesn't matter, what counts is what the local disposal people say the rules are. It's possible they will accept it at one of their sites, with a fee. Here, you can get rid of small amounts of construction debris by taking it to the municipal facility and paying a fee. The fee starts at $5 for a garbage can size. Another mistake you made was that it sounds like you just put it in there exposed. If you put it in a garbage bag, they almost certainly would have taken it. You could mix it in with regular trash, in garbage bags, a little at a time.
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alt.home.repair:

Seems to me you can look at half the trash in my can and consider it to be "construction debris". In this case there was only about a quarter of a barrel of the stuff, so I hope that wasn't the reason they didn't take it. Especially since I plan to replace some more of the insulation over the next few weeks and throw away the old.
I did stuff it into a bag, so they will probably won't give it another thought. I hate to play games like that, and it's a waste of a plastic bag.
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On 1/6/2019 1:08 PM, Nil wrote:

Fiberglass is not a hazardous waste.
Maybe it did not fall out of the can when they turned it over. I'd bag it up in a regular trash bag and try again.
I had a similar problem with an old tomato cage taken out of the recycle can even though iron is recyclable. I clipped it up, put it in a trash bag in the regular trash and they took it.
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That might be what happened. There was a chunk in the bottom that was sort of stuck, but it looked almost like they may have dumped some, the put it BACK in the barrel! I'm probably being paranoid.
I bagged it up and will try again.
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On 01/07/2019 04:13 PM, Nil wrote:

Do they touch the barrel? Around here the trucks have articulated arms that pick the containers up and dump them. Comes out, doesn't come out, they don't know or care. Set it back down and drive on to the next one.
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alt.home.repair:

Trash is still picked up here by a guy with his own two hands, which is why I think he intentionally left the stuff in the barrel, for whatever reason. The recycle bin is picked up every two weeks by one of those trucks-with-arms.
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On 1/6/19 1:08 PM, Nil wrote:

The democrats around here just take it for a midnight ride on a moonless night.
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On 01/06/2019 11:08 AM, Nil wrote:

It isn't hazardous by any definition I know of but as you probably know if you removed it, it can be miserable stuff to work with. Maybe the trash crew didn't want to spend the day itching.
I agree with Frank though. They dumped the container and it didn't fall out by itself. Even if they manually dumped the container it wouldn't be heavy enough to attract attention.
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alt.home.repair:

They wouldn't have to have touched it, just give the barrel a second shake. But I know from observation that they don't try too hard, and this was after the New Year holiday, so maybe they were hurrying to catch up.
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Trash men won't pick up construction debris. That's why they left that stuff.
Fiberglass is just that glass. The fibers can be irritating, and you don't want to get them in your eyes or lungs. I think they'll send it to the landfill.
The trash people probably want you to call and arrange a pick up and pay a fee. If you have enough stuff, Bagster is pretty cool.
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I think it's hit or miss. Last week I had 4 exterior doors installed - entries and storms. The installer wanted 30 bucks a door to take them. I told them to put them on the curb by my garage driveway. Local metal scavengers took the aluminum storms right away. The wood doors, framing and casings sat overnight, but were gone next morning, which was trash pickup day. I didn't see them take it, but assume it was the regular trash pickup. Saved me cutting it all up.
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On 1/6/19 1:08 PM, Nil wrote:

https://recyclenation.com/2014/09/recycle-fiberglass/
http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2017/08/23/recycling-fiberglass-insulation/comment-page-1/
https://www.hunker.com/13401157/how-to-dispose-of-fiberglass-insulation
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On Sun, 06 Jan 2019 13:08:44 -0500, Nil

Put it a black yard waste bag and set it out with the trash. They probably just want to be handling it.
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On 06 Jan 2019, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote in alt.home.repair:

I just bagged it. We'll see how it goes Wednesday morning.
I have a few times put organic trash, that is, leaves and stuff from the gutter, in the trash, which I know I'm not supposed to do, but we only get street cleaned once or twice a year and it gets ugly. I try to keep the amount small and cover it up with regular trash, but a couple of times I guess I overdid it and they refused to take it. Sometimes I feel like they're still carrying a grudge against me!
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