Can disposable diapers be recycled?

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Disposable diapers were not designed for recycling. They contain many different materials (paper, plastic, absorbent material) and are contaminated with human waste.  Attempts to recycle them are few, with limited success. These items are not recycled in British Columbia, nor can they be placed in the organic waste composting system.  Disposable diapers are garbage.

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