Brown Trash Container: Organic
Food scraps: fruit skins, fish bones, plants, eggshells or grounds, used napkins and paper towels.
In 2017, the brown garbage can was released for the first time. Organic waste is no longer deposited in the conventional container, because the organic bin, now brown, and the gray waste bin are no longer the same thing.
Organic waste can be used to make compost or bio-waste that can be used as fertilizer and even as an energy generator. What should be deposited in the brown garbage can are:
Those that end up in this garbage can without being organic are ceramic objects, diapers, cigarette butts, chewing gum, wet wipes, pet litter, hair, dust, etc.
Gray Garbage Container: Fraction rest
- Dust from vacuuming or sweeping.
- Cigarette butts.
- Animal waste.
- Used pens and pencils.
Fraction rest: waste generated in private homes, and those of domiciliary character from stores, offices and services, as well as all those that do not have the qualification of dangerous and are assimilable to domiciliary.
What not to throw in the gray container:
If we properly separate waste at home it is important to keep in mind what we should not throw in the gray container. Some examples of materials that should not go in this bin are:
Food scraps, infusion bags or paper with food waste, which should go in the brown garbage can.
Plastic containers or bricks, which belong in the yellow container.
Glass containers, which go in the green container.
Cardboard packaging and clean paper waste, which go in the blue bin.
Clothes, batteries or CDs, which should be placed in the green points of your city to be processed.
Red Garbage Container: Hazardous Waste
The red containers are used, above all in industry, they are very useful and one of those that avoid greater environmental pollution. They are indicated for storing hazardous waste such as insecticides, oils, aerosols and chemical products.
What is hazardous waste?
Hazardous wastes are all those wastes that appear in the List of Hazardous Wastes approved by RD 952/1997, regulation that develops the Law 20/1986, of Toxic and Hazardous Wastes, as well as the containers and packages that have contained them. Also those classified in this way by European regulations and international conventions to which Spain has subscribed.
Subsequently, the Spanish Ministry of the Environment published Order MAM/304/2002, which includes, among other aspects, the European Waste List (EWL), identified by a code which, in the case of hazardous waste, is accompanied by an asterisk.
This type of waste must be managed by an accredited waste manager, given the hazardousness and polluting potential of this type of waste:
Health care waste
Resulting from the use of absorbents (PE and Organic).
Insecticides and aerosols.
In case of doubt, deposit the waste at the clean point.