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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.

Metals are valuable raw materials for further use in production and their collection is organised through buy-back centres, where metals can be given for cash as secondary raw materials. Somewhere actions of “curb-side collection” are organised, called, e.g., “Iron Sunday”, which are designed for mass collection of iron scrap from households, in some towns there are so-called “drop-off centres” established for the purpose.

Salvage (buy-back) centres do not accept used tins of paints and other hazardous substances, household appliances and other discarded items containing mixed metals and other materials, even if disassembled into parts. Such waste should be passed over to a drop-off centre.Wrecked vehicles represent a separate issue and should be transported to a scrapyard that will take the wreck over and issue the certificate of its environmentally sound disposal.