How to segregate municipal waste in Warsaw?
The five-container waste collection system – a detailed breakdown:
paper – the blue label (clean paper and cardboard packaging, newspapers, magazines and leaflets, cardboard, notebooks, office paper),
metals and plastics – the yellow label (empty packaging, squashed plastic bottles, bottle caps and jar lids, plastic packaging, bags, foil bags, juice and milk cartons (tetra pak), crushed beverage and food cans),
glass – the green label (empty glass packaging, glass bottles, jars, glass cosmetics packaging, empty glass drug packaging),
bio – the brown label (vegetable and fruit refuse, egg shells, coffee grounds and tea dregs, withered flowers and plants, food leftover excluding meat, bones and animal fat),
mixed – the black label (meat and bone residues, wet or dirty paper, used hygienic materials, including disposable nappies, gravel from litter trays for animals, pottery, broken glass and mirrors, textiles);
In addition, in line with the Cleanliness and Order Regulations, real property owners must selectively collect green waste (the grey label on the container or the grey bag) and bulk waste (the orange label on the container or the designated place in the bin shelter).