nonrecyclable

adjective non·re·cy·cla·ble \ ˌnän-(ˌ)rē-ˈsī-k(ə-)lə-bəl \

Definition of nonrecyclable

: incapable of being recycled
  • nonrecyclable plastic bags
  • the disposal of nonrecyclable waste

nonrecyclable

noun, plural nonrecyclables
    • separates the recyclables from the nonrecyclables

Recent Examples of nonrecyclable from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nonrecyclable.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of nonrecyclable

1970

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nonrecyclable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to grant as a privilege or special favor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a-pile-of-three-dimensional-shapes-in-green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!