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Sorting Waste - Coloured Containers

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Waste mixtures of almost any type can be sorted. Waste collecting containers of various colours, commonly found in the streets, are designed for waste collection in compliance with their individual colours and labels specifying the waste that should be put (and should not be put) in the given container.

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.