Rules for separate collection of paper and cardboard waste
Only use the container provided for disposal of paper and cardboard waste, such as:
- Newspapers and magazines;
- Empty milk and juice cartons;
- Boxes and other paper and cardboard packaging;
- Sweets, candy, and shoe boxes, egg cartons, etc.;
- Paper bags.
The containers for separate collection of paper should not be used for disposal of:
- Household waste (e.g. napkins, sanitary materials, cigarette ends);
- Heavily contaminated or greasy paper and cardboard waste (e.g. greasy pizza box);
- Coated paper (e.g. with metal or plastic coated paper);
- Any other non-paper waste.
Cartons and boxes should be flattened before disposal.
Disposal of oversized cardboard and corrugated cardboard packaging into the separate collection containers should be avoided.
Once you break them down and flatten them as much as possible, collect and hand them over to the staff engaged in separate waste collection. Remember! Paper is only accepted by recycling plants when it’s clean! When you dispose of organic waste, grease, construction waste, muddy branches and leaves where clean paper is collected you are destroying the efforts of everyone that came before you and are obstructing the process of recycling!
- Each ton of recycled paper saves 13 trees from felling.
- 1 kilogram of recycled paper saves the use of 32 litres of drinking water.
- Each ton of recycled paper saves the use of 4 kWh of electric power.
- Paper can be recycled up to 5 to 7 times, after which it disintegrates.
- 90% of all cardboard packaging can be recycled.