HOW TO PROPERLY COLLECT YOUR WASTE
In 2019 people should all have taken seriously separating household waste but even though Earth appreciates our effort, it may be not that happy if we’re doing that in the wrong way.
Since 1 January 2015 public and private waste collectors must follow the regulation on collecting certain wastes separately.
If you’re confused about how and what you need to separate, here’s a handy guide.
Paper is 100% recyclable but not all kinds of paper are recyclable, for example, the one where your pizza is sold in, should not be thrown in the paper bin as well as chemical paper (such as bills and fax paper), and not even paper cups plates.
Again, not all plastic is recyclable, for example, children's toys, plastic cutlery, syringes, coffee capsules, and dirty food containers are not.
Before throwing containers in the plastic bin, be sure to wash them properly.
Glass could be seen as obvious but it’s not, for example, neither windows’ glass nor drugs vials can be thrown in glass containers.
For faultless glass collection, you should wash containers.
Aluminum is a great material, flexible and lightweight, but its production implies the extraction of bauxite, creating a big environmental impact. Luckily, it is 100% recyclable and almost endlessly. Including cans, caps, aluminum paper, spray, and capsules.
You must not include cans with paint residues inside and spry with inflammable substances.
Non-recyclables is that kind of house waste that is intended to end up in a landfill. It is highly significant to separate this waste from the recyclable one because adding them all together compromises the reuse of the good ones.
You must not throw in this bin all containers with T and/or F written above, which means that this material is toxic and/or inflammable.
6. ORGANIC WASTE
Organic waste such as food residuals should be put in bioplastic or Mater-bi (from maize) bags that are biodegradable.
This category does not include just meals residuals but also plants, flowers, grass, coffee dregs, bones, and ash.
Whereas, pampers and painted wood should not be put in the organics bin.
Organic waste can be reused for a source of energy, compost for cultivated crops or even for road surfaces.
Lastly, we have 3 categories of home waste that should be treated differentially from the ones indicated above: bulky waste, electric devices, and special waste
The first one must not be left near bins, but ask your city administrator.
In the electronic category are included lamps and neons.
The last one includes: Pb battery, solvents containers and expired drugs.
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