EcoService recommends that households, communities, units, etc. segregate their waste as much as possible. The main categories for waste segregation are as follows:
- Paper - includes office paper, cleaned paper packaging and Tetrapaks
- Plastic - includes all forms of plastic packaging, toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, any other used plastic goods
- Organic - includes vegetable peels, left-over or unconsumed foods, non-vegetarian items, hair, used matches, bakery paper wrapping and butter paper
- Glass/plastic bottles - includes plastic bottles including mineral or soda water bottles or oil bottles, glass bottles including jam bottles, shampoo bottles and plastic curd 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
- Medical - includes syringles and needles, medicine of any form including pills and creams, razors, band-aids, cotton or gauze
- E-waste - includes CDs/DVDs, any computer related item, radio, camera or tape recorder
- Hazardous - includes CFLs, light bulbs, batteries, paints, chemicals, pesticidies
- Miscellaneous - includes metals, aluminum cans, terracotta pots, chappals, rubber tubes and tires, mattresses and cushions, rags or other cloth, suitcase and styrofoam
- Garden - includes twigs, leaves, grass
We recommend that you maintain separate containers for any category for which you produce waste. For example, if you produce a lot of paper, plastic and organic waste and small amounts of metal waste, maintain containers for each. Most households have a waste disposal container for paper, plastic, and organic waste. Most community collection points have one or two containers for paper and plastic (depending on the amount produced within the community), one for bottles, one for broken glass, one for miscellaneous and one for sanitary waste. Computer related units will maintain a container for e-waste. Units using a lot of paint will maintain one to two containers for hazardous waste, etc...
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 collects the following items:
At regular rates:
- Glass, plastic bottles, jars
- Broken Glass
At increased rates:
- Hazardous (tube lights)
Eco-Service does NOT collect the following items. Please take them to the appropriate location.
Take to 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.