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Waste Sorting - Other Waste

Where to find information about waste sorting?

In addition to waste that can be sorted employing coloured containers, there are other waste types generated in households, such as metals, bulky waste, organic waste, hazardous waste, discarded electric appliances, battery cells, etc., whose sorting is very important, whether it is made for the reason of their future utilisation, or in order to reduce or eliminate their hazardous environmental effects. The system of waste sorting is generally laid down in a municipal ordinance and shall be strictly observed. Specific information concerning waste disposal is available at the municipality or, possibly at the gate of a collection yard (or drop-off centre), if established in your town or village.

Household organic waste liable to biological degradation – biodegradable waste – comprises particularly organic waste coming from maintenance of gardens and from kitchens. Certain towns in the Czech Republic organise separate collection of organic waste for their citizens. Brown ventilated rubbish bins or curb-side collections are used for the purpose, and/or there is a possibility to drop such waste off at the drop-off centre. Biodegradable waste is the only waste that can be legally used in gardens as fertilizer after being composted in garden composters or in municipal or commercial composting plants.

For more information see www.ekodomov.cz