Coexistence in summer
Together we all take care of Barcelona
City residents must be involved if public space is to properly used and Barcelona co-responsibly enjoyed and experienced.
We need to look after and love Barcelona between us all as well as contribute to a city model based on care of public space, responsible waste management and respect for other people.
Putting cigarettes out in ashtrays
City litter bins have ashtrays to put out cigarette ends before throwing them where they should go. Use them to take care of Barcelona!
Disposing of waste by colour
Organic (brown bin): food leftovers, used kitchen paper, fruit stones, corks, bones and everything you’ll find here.
Packaging and recyclables (yellow bin): plastic and aluminium packaging, Tetra Briks, cans, tins, metal and everything you’ll find here.
Glass (green bin): glass containers/packaging and everything you’ll find here.
Paper and card (blue bin): paper bags, cardboard boxes, newspapers, magazines, books and everything you’ll find here.
Non-organic waste (grey bin):cigarette ends, nappies, animal excrement, ropes, coal, swept-up rubbish and everything you’ll find here.
Respecting nature and green space
Taking care of green spaces and enjoying nature in the city with a co-responsible attitude means looking after Barcelona!
Respecting festive decorations
Barcelona’s neighbourhoods festoon themselves for their annual festivals, with local people devoting a lot of their time and art to dressing up the streets. Respecting these festive decorations is looking after Barcelona!
Using litter bins properly
Use litter bins properly, and remember:
- You can’t dump bags of rubbish in them.
- You can’t throw cigarette ends that are still lit in them.
Keeping Barcelona clean depends on you too. Use litter bins properly!
Respecting pedestrians as you play
You can play, walk, sit and chat, and do many other things in the city’s streets and squares but do it respectfully. If you play in the street, show respect for other people!
Taking out junks on its specific day
If you have some old furniture or junk you no longer need, remember that we collect it from your doorstep. Each street has an assigned day. Find out your day by calling 010 or using our waste search engine and get rid of your stuff without clogging up the street!
Using públic WC
Holding back the urge to urinate and keeping the city’s streets clean is easy, you just have to use the public toilets!
WC in Ciutat Vella [Es]