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Waste Sorting - Other Waste

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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.

The following wastes, or packages contaminated with them, have hazardous properties that may put human health and the environment at risk. That is why they have to be either reused or disposed of in specialised facilities. These wastes shall not go in ordinary rubbish bins for mixed waste and include, among other things, paints, adhesives, solvents, oils, pesticides, drugs and household chemicals. Such hazardous wastes have to be passed over to the drop-off centre, or to the organiser of a curb-side collection, if it takes place. In case of doubts you should consult the statutory information on material properties and safe handling, shown on its package or label. Expired drugs and medical products may be returned to any pharmacy.