How to properly recycle ceramics So, if we have to get rid of broken ceramic plates, furnishings, terracotta or small porcelain objects, the best thing is to put them in safety and throw them gently into the undifferentiated dumpster, to avoid the leakage of shards and splinters. If, however, we are dealing with large ceramic objects (such as slabs and tiles) still whole we go directly to the ecological islands in the area or in the recyclables that accept this type of material. For further regulations or information contact the municipality of residence