Sorting Waste.

WET WASTE, DRY WASTE, PAPER, PLASTIC, GLASS: FIVE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES, EACH OF THEM IN THE RIGHT BIN.
  • organic kitchen waste: fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, egg and dried fruit shells, bread, cereals, pulses , ... (NO shells of shellfish)
  • coffee grounds and biodegradable filter pods, tea, chamomile tea and other filters from infusion drinks
  • plain paper tablecloths and napkins
  • paper towels
  • Cut flowers, leaves from houseplants
  • small pieces of wood
  • pet hair
  • biodegradable bedding for pets
  • diapers and sanitary towels, cosmetics
  • tubes of toothpaste
  • shoes and tights
  • light bulbs, pieces in ceramics, pottery and terracotta
  • rubber, elastics, nylon, sticky tape
  • dirty and greasy cloths
  • dust (from sweeping the floor) and vacuum-cleaner bags
  • CD-ROMs and DVDs, floppy disks, videotapes, photographs, movie and photo films
  • dirty handkerchiefs, animal faeces, pet litters
  • toys, coat hangers, combs and brushes
  • non-recyclable household waste in general
  • newspapers and magazines
  • packages and small cardboard boxes
  • packages broken into bits and in small amounts
  • cards in general
  • plastic bottles (water and other drinks)
  • plastic bottles for detergents and shampoos
  • plastic boxes and container trays for food
  • shopping bags
  • container trays for food (in polystyrene as well)
  • polystyrene (packaging)
  • plastic plates and cups
  • plastic films for packaging
  • Tetra Pak packages for drinks and food (milk, fruit juice, wine)
  • Cans and tins in aluminum, metal or tinplate for drinks and food
  • Packages in aluminum
  • Empty spray canisters
  • Bottles
  • Glasses
  • Pots for food preserves
  • Fragments of plates and other glass objects and packages

RECOMMENDATIONS

1 Always use the special compostable mater-bi bags. Do not use the common plastic bags.
2 You can purchase the gray bags in all supermarkets.
3 Large cardboard boxes should beflattened, tied up with a string, and piled in a tidy manner next to the white trash container.
4 Residues need to be washed away from the plastic bottles and packages that contained them. Bottles and packages should also be rinsed. 5 Whenever possible, it is best to crash down all containers to reduce their volume and take less space.
6 Before throwing away a container, it is best to clean it from any residues. Do not insert items in pottery and terracotta or neon lamps.


TIMING AND HOLIDAYS

Waste bins need to be left outside between 11PM of the day before collection and 6AM of collection day.

Please do not take out your garbage on the bank holidays 25 december, 1 january and 1 may.

BULKY WASTE COLLECTION

Call the toll-free number 800.329.650, Monday to Friday 8.00–12.00/14.00–16.30 & Saturday 8.00–12.00 to book your free curbside collection.