In big cities, there are four different bins in almost every backyard. In the countryside, you may have to drive to a recycling plant to find these bins. Only certain types of waste may be thrown into each bin:
- Yellow Bins (along „yellow bags “): Light-weight packaging, i.e. all packaging which are not made of glass or paper (for example aluminum foil, plastic bags, tins, yoghurt cups, juice and milk cartons/Tetra-packs, plastic bottles, coffee packs)
- Green or Blue Bins: Paper waste and cardboard (for example, paper bags, newspapers, catalogs, writing paper, cartons, cigarette packs). Very old/stained paper ought to be put in the residual waste bin and juice and milk cartons/Tetra-packs in the yellow sack/bin.
- Black or Gray Bins: residual waste or household waste and all other types of waste that cannot be recycled (for example, porcelain, hygiene articles, dirty packaging, shoes, household items, vacuum cleaner bags, diapers, cigarette butts, window glasses).
- Bio waste or Brown Bin: compostable kitchen and garden waste (e.g. coffee and tea dregs, fruit and vegetables remains, eggshells, leaves). Here you will find a bilingual information sheet as PDF.
Here you can find more information about various waste bins and containers.