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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.

Obsolete and inoperative electric appliances are subject to so-called “take-back scheme” provided by specialised firms. The places, where you can discard such wasted electric/electronic equipment (“WEEE”) free of charge are called “take-back points” and are established most often in drop-off centres or stores selling electric/electronic products. For more information see the following references:

Electro-waste: www.asekol.cz, www.elektrowin.cz,
Lighting Equipment: www.ekolamp.cz
Batteries: www.ecobat.cz