Monday, November 19, 2007

Waste disposal

This list of guidelines for three-way source segregation of waste was circulated by our residents’ association. I am posting it here because it could be useful to others as well.

Green Bin (Degradable)

  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • spoiled/leftover food (strain liquid before disposal)
  • eggs and nuts shells
  • dried flowers and in-house plants
  • house cleaning dust, hair
  • tea bags and coffee filters
  • meat, bones, fish, and fish parts
  • coconut husk and shells
  • tissue paper used in kitchen

Blue Bin (Recyclable)

  • plastic wraps, chocolate wraps, plastic bags
  • disposable food containers, aluminum foils
  • artificial flowers/plants, leather, textiles
  • cardboard cartons, packaging materials, PET bottles
  • electronic gadgets, cables, wires, spare parts
  • cigarette butts, tobacco, corks
  • ear cleaners, cotton balls, make-up removal pads
  • scraps of paper, wax paper
  • wood, plastic brooms, mops
  • rubber materials, tubes, brushes
  • balloons, rubber gloves, shoes
  • dishwashing pads, clothes
  • newspaper, magazines, books

Red Bin (Non-degradable/ Hazardous)

  • soiled and infected cotton, dressings
  • drips, injection syringes and needles
  • razors, blades, nails, screws
  • diapers, sanitary napkins, tampons, condoms
  • glass items, broken glass, tube lights, bulbs, batteries
  • dental floss, baby wipes, tissue paper
  • Aerosol cans, paint tins, glue
  • Pesticides, chemicals
  • Medicines, cosmetics
  • Hair dyes.

Please note that I am only passing on what I consider to be useful information without taking any responsibility for the suggestions it contains.


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