And if it doesn’t go in the waste container? Discover the Green Point networkWhere do you go to get rid of clothing, footwear, electrical equipment, cooking oil or x-rays? The city’s ‘punt verd’, or Green Point, facilities are located all around the city and allow people to get rid of waste items that can’t be disposed of using on-street waste containers.
Waste and recycling containers are an everyday image around the city streets, enabling people to get rid of rubbish, food waste, paper, plastic and glass. But how should we get rid of waste that can’t be left in the usual containers?
Want to get rid of clothing, electrical devices, ink cartridges or car batteries? None of that can go into the rubbish, so it needs to be taken a Green Point collection point for materials with potentially contaminant characteristics, things which have to be dealt with separately or which can be recycled.
The Green Point network has three types of environmental facilities. Large zonal depots for the commercial and services sector are located on the outskirts of the city. They offer free services for non-business users. They open from Monday to Friday (8 am to 6.30 pm) and on Saturdays and Sundays (9 am to 1 pm).
Neighbourhood facilities are smaller. They are located in the city and cater for domestic consumption and smaller volumes. They open from Monday to Saturday, from 8.30 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7.30 pm. The network also includes mobile units, with lorries performing Green Point functions and located at different points around the city during fixed times.
There are also mobile units for schools, designed for educational use by schools, young children and families.
What can you get rid of at neighbourhood Green Point facilities and mobile units?
- Clothing and footwear.
- Ink cartridges.
- Electrical and electronic items and electric cables.
- Cooking oil, small tyres, car batteries and motor oil.
- Aerosols, sprays and cosmetics.
- Batteries, paint and varnish.
- Fluorescent lights and lightbulbs.
- Coffee capsules (plastic and aluminium).
What can you take to zonal Green Point depots?
- Flat glass and large home appliances.
- Garden trimmings and rubble.
- Old junk items and furniture.
What can’t you take to the Green Point?
- Industrial, toxic or dangerous waste.
- Sanitary waste.
- Organic waste.
There are tens of Green Point facilities around the whole city. Check here to find the one nearest to you. If you use it, you’ll be helping to strengthen the recycling process, conserve the environment and improve quality of life.