RECYCLING: INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEPARATING WASTE
– Newspapers, magazines, advertising leaflets, brochures, catalogues, calendars
– Office paper, envelopes, letters, cardboard files, photocopying paper
– Paperback or hardback books, copybooks, notebooks (without spiral binding),
– Cardboard and cardboard packaging (flattened and reduced to small size)
– Cardboard egg boxes
– Paper bags
– Other types of paper
– Tetra Pak packaging (see under PLASTIC & METAL)
– Plastic-coated or metallized paper (see under PLASTIC & METAL)
– Used tissues / paper handkerchiefs, serviettes, nappies, or any paper which is oily or dirty.
Larger quantities of cardboard packaging, flattened and reduced to take up the least possible space, can be stacked by the paper recycling bin
PLASTIC AND METAL RECYCLING
– Plastic bags, plastic foil, plastic film, bubble wrap
– Plastic bottles: including those for juices, milk, edible oils, distilled water, cleaning and washing materials, cosmetics, medicines…
– Empty cans and tins, metal and plastic caps and covers
– Other types of plastic packaging, such as yoghurt and margarine cartons
– Tetra Pak packaging
– Plastic articles (such as children’s toys, plastic bowls and so on)
All packaging must be clean and free from any food or liquid residues; tops, caps and lids must be separated from the bottles or packets
– Cans or bottles used for motor oil and lubricants, paint and lacquer
– Packaging from dangerous and inflammable materials
– Spray cans
– Aluminium foil or packaging containing aluminium foil
– Nappies, sanitary towels etc
– Plastic sun-loungers, tables, chairs and similar items which are too big to be put into the recycling bins. They can be deposited in the recycling yard. Otherwise you can use the special collection service for large items.
– Glass bottles and glass jars: these must be clean, and without corks or lids
– Broken drinking glasses (but not crystal!)
– Window panes
– Reinforced or fire-resistant glass
– Light bulbs
– Medical or laboratory glass items (such as drip-bottles, ampoules, test tubes)
ORGANIC WASTE FOR RECYCLING
– Garden and green waste: grass and hedge cuttings, various weeds, dry (thin) branches, leaves, dead flowers, rotten fruit, vegetable leftovers, earth from flower pots
– wood off-cuts (untreated, and chopped small), harvest residues
– kitchen waste: old bread, fruit and vegetable peelings, vegetable leaves, eg lettuce, kale, chard etc.
– tea and coffee grounds, tea filter bags
– other types of small-scale organic waste: such as hair, fur, straw, sawdust, pine needles etc.
– Large quantities of liquid food residues, meat and fish, bones, skin, ash, dust, vacuum cleaner bags, cat-litter. ALL OF THESE GO INTO THE MIXED HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH
– Large green waste, such as tree trunks and branches
LARGE GREEN WASTE
– Tree trunks, branches and other green waste materials which are too large for the organic waste bin can be deposited without charge at the recycling yard during working hours. Otherwise you can use the service of the annual collection for large green waste.
MIXED HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH (the waste which is left after the recyclable materials have been removed)
WHAT IT IS:
– Waste which cannot be used in any way after the useful materials have been separated out
– Wet tissues, cotton wool, sanitary towels, nappies, and other hygiene products such as cotton buds or razor blades
– greased/ greasy cloths or paper
– tobacco residues (cigarette ends, packets)
– vacuum cleaner bags and their contents
– aluminium foil and wrapping
– organic waste which cannot be composted (meat, fish, liquid leftovers from cooked food, bones, skin, ash etc.)
OTHER TYPES OF WASTE
LARGE-SIZE RUBBISH including old furniture and other large objects
These can be brought, free of charge, to the recycling yard during working hours, or can be collected within the scope of the annual collection system for large waste.
LARGE WASTE ITEMS INCLUDE:
– BATHROOM FURNITURE: bath-tubs (plastic, fibreglass, metal etc.), shower trays, saunas, children’s bath-tub, bathroom cabinets and shelving, curtains or screens for bath or shower, curtain rails, sinks, toilets (pans and seats) and bidets, taps, shower fixings and tubes, towel rails, mirrors;
– CHILDREN’S ITEMS: children’s beds, chairs, walkers, large toys, prams, pushchairs, children’s car seats;
– FLOOR COVERINGS: carpets, laminates, lino, parquet, fur rugs etc.;
– FURNITURE: cupboards, sideboards, drawers, cabinets, bedside tables etc, shelving (eg built-in, free-standing, wall-mounted etc), tables (eg writing desks, computer desks, kitchen tables, dining tables, dressing tables etc, chairs, benches, bar stools, big table or wall clocks, headboards for beds, table or wall mounting stands (eg for TV / Hi-Fi), armchairs, reclining chairs, beds, footstools, mattresses, bedsteads, large picture frames, window bars and slatted shutters, room partitions;
– KITCHEN EQUIPMENT: kitchen elements (built-in, free-standing etc), sinks, worktops, counters;
– GARDEN EQUIPMENT: fencing and gates, garden furniture, gardening tools, machines (wheelbarrows, strimmers etc), arbours (dismantled for easy transport), wood (cut down for easy transport), large (flower) pots and stands, large garden ornaments, garden benches, hose pipes, watering systems, watering cans, swings, sunshades and stands, inflatable paddling pools, barbecues;
– OTHER LARGE WASTE ITEMS: blinds, louvres, awning etc, ladders and step-ladders, curtains and curtain rails, doors, window-glass, windows and frames, wheelchairs, large decorative items, large petcare items (aquaria, cages etc), exercise, sport and recreation equipment (bicycles, sailboards, surfboards, kayaks, canoes, pedalos etc), radiators, large bins, carpets, ironing boards, laundry driers.
BUILDING WASTE such as building rubble is NOT large household waste. It is disposed of separately.
THE OWNER HAS TO TAKE IT to the authorized dump for building waste, which is NOT the responsibility of Hvar Town’s waste management company, Komunalno Hvar d.o.o.
It is forbidden to dump builders’ rubbish on building sites or in any unauthorized places.
ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRONIC WASTE (EE WASTE)
EE waste items can be deposited in the recycling yard every day during working hours
– large kitchen machines (freezers, washing machines, cookers, air conditioners, water heaters etc),
– smaller kitchen apparatus (toasters, vacuum cleaners, food mixers etc)
– telecommunication and IT equipment (computers, printers, scanners, telephones, mobile phones etc)
– consumer goods (televisions, radios, cameras etc)
– lighting (fluorescent lights, energy-saving light-bulbs, other types of lights, apart from filament bulbs)
– electrical and electronic tools (saws, electric sewing machines, drills etc)
– electronic toys and sports equipment (exercise bicycles, video games consoles etc)
– medical equipment (diagnostic and therapeutic gadgets)
NOTE: ANY ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT WEIGHING LESS THAN 30KG CAN BE RETURNED TO A SHOP WHEN A REPLACEMENT IS BOUGHT.
TEXTILE WASTE can be deposited in the recycling yard during working hours
- BATTERIES should be deposited in the designated boxes which are located in the recycling yard, and in certain shops. CAR AND OTHER LARGE BATTERIES should be deposited in the recycling yard during working hours.
- OILS should be deposited in the recycling yard during working hours. Motor oils must not be mixed with edible oils. Motor oils can also be deposited at the car mechanic’s workshop when the oil is changed.
RESTAURANTS, HOTELS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL USERS must store used oils until they can be passed on to the firm registered for collecting this type of waste.
- MEDICAL WASTE: Pharmacies must accept old medicines and other pharmaceutical products free of charge. These include medicines which you are no longer taking, or those which are past their use-by date, insulin needles, ampoules, and other pharmaceutical waste, regardless of where they came from.