Notes From the Field: No Fireworks or Their Containers in Recycling Email 6-6-18 Used fireworks do not go in the recycling bin! Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing them in your trash can. The cardboard packaging and containers for fireworks (such as sparklers) have chemicals on them, so those containers also belong in the trash. Find more information about fireworks disposal and safety, read this PDF brochure. Read more Notes From the Field.