Here is a few tips to start with:
- 1. Always carry a cloth bag with you to avoid using a plastic carry bag that ends up flying around or buried in our land fill for the next 400 years.
- 2. Please cut out the labels from all clear plastic packages.
- 3. Avoid tetra-packs, shinny and crunchy plastic packaging, the green mushroom tray and any biscuit with clear tray setting inside it’s packaging since we simply have not yet found a solution to recycle these item and are stores in big quantities in our shed.
- 4. Please wash any plastic bags with organic matter stuck on it .Otherwise it goes directly to landfills where the food scrap slowly decompose in anaerobic conditions releasing methane (a flammable gas). This is a cause for frequent uncontrollable fires in landfills. An extra minute taken to clean the plastic can save days of pollution caused by smoke from fires.
- 5.Empty your ketchup,soy sauce,mayo and pickle bottle or jars before sending them to us.
We are always happy to help you with the waste you create but we can not do it for you. It is each and every one’s responsibility.
The main categories for waste segregation are as follows:
- Paper – includes office paper, cleaned paper packaging, newspaper, notebooks, magazine and Tetrapaks
- Plastic – includes all forms of plastic packaging, plastic object, plastic boxes and tuperwares, toothpaste tubes, shampoo bottles, pet bottles, toothbrushes, any other used plastic goods, includes plastic bottles including mineral or soda water bottles or oil bottles,
- Organic – includes vegetable peels, left-over or unconsumed foods, non-vegetarian items, hair, used matches, bakery paper wrapping and butter paper
- Glass/-glass bottles including jam bottles, jars, any glass containers
- Broken Glass – includes any form of broken bottles, mirrors or other glass
- Sanitary – includes sanitary napkins, tampons, diapers, condoms, toilet paper, dental floss and ear buds, hairs, cotton or gauze
- Medical – includes syringles and needles, medicine of any form including pills and creams, razors, band-aids, , pills have to go to health center
- E-waste – includes CDs/DVDs, any computer related item, radio, camera or tape recorder
- Non recycle – includes CFLs, light bulbs, batteries, paints, chemicals, pesticides, terracotta pots, chappals, rubber tubes and tires, mattresses and cushions, rags or other cloth, suitcase and styrofoam
- Garden – includes twigs, leaves, grass
- electro menager, television, magnetoscope
- we buy all sort of scrap like metal, pipes, air conditioner,
- Metal includes metals, aluminum cans
Please remember that proper waste segregation involves cleaning waste before it is disposed, particularly in the case of paper, plastic and glass bottle waste.
Eco-Service does NOT collect the following items. Please take them to the appropriate location.
Take to PTDC Pour Tous for recycling:
- Hazardous (CFLs and light bulbs, batteries)
Take to Health Centre:
- Medical (syringes and needles, medicine in any form, including pills and creams, razors, band-aids)
Call Matrimandir Garden Team for pick up:
- Garden (twigs, leaves, grass)
Keep at home for time being:
- Hazardous (paints, chemicals, pesticides)
Keep at home for composting:
- Kitchen (left-over vegetables and non-vegetarian items; unconsumed food and fruits; hair and used matches; bakery paper wrap and butter paper)
Please make sure your waste is properly segregated and clean. Paper and plastic containers are to be rinsed in order to clean them from compostable materials before disposal. Otherwise these items render unrecyclable! If you want to bring your waste to EcoService on your own you’re always welcome within working hours. Please do not dump waste at the EcoService shelter outside working hours (8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm)!
View EcoService leaflets to learn more about waste segregation.