Recycling Categories in Cyprus

   

 

Hello our eco-friends !

Below you can find information about the categories / packaging streams that are collected for recycling in Cyprus.

 

Paper

This category can be identified by its BROWN Bins

Please use those bins for disposing Paper material.
If your area is part of the recycling program and recycling material is picked up every week, then please dispose the Paper material into brown garbage bags.

 

This category covers:

    • Paper boxes
    • Raw paperboxes (e.g. cereals, cookies, medicines)
    • Newspapers / Magazines
    • Leaflets / Notebooks / Office paper

This category does not cover:

    • Napkins / Toilet paper / Kitchen Towel
    • Transparent over-wrap (cling film)
    • Juice packs
    • Paper plates/cups
    • Paper gift wrap
    • Stickers

 

PMD

This category can be identified by its BLUE Bins

PMD stands for Plastic Bottles, Metal Packaging and Drink Cartons.

Please use those bins for disposing PMD material.
If your area is part of the recycling program and recycling material is picked up every week, then please dispose the PMD material into transparent garbage bags.

 

 

This category covers:

    • Plastic bottles - containers (e.g. water, shampoo, detergents, cleaning agents, yogurt, butter)
    • Metal containers (e.g. sprays, soda/beer cans, canned food)
    • Tetrapak containers (e.g. milk/juice boxes, tomato juices)

This category does not cover:

    • Tin foil (aluminium foil)
    • Plastic toys
    • Plastic plates / cups (single use cups)
    • Plastic chairs
    • Chips/Snacks bags
    • Polystyrene

 

Glass

This category can be identified by its GREEN Bins

Please use those bins for disposing glass material.

This category covers:

    • Glass bottles (e.g. perfumes, alcohol)
    • Food jars (e.g. baby food, yogurt)

This category does not cover:

    • Windows
    • Lamps
    • Mugs
    • Porcelain plates
    • Pyrex material

 

Pesticide / Plant Chemicals

This category can be identified by its ORANGE Bins

Please use those bins for disposing pesticide / plant chemicals material.

Those bins can be found at several stores throughout Cyprus where pesticides are sold.

 

 

Textile 

This category can be identified by its PURPLE Bins

In those bins you can dispose clothing, bags, footwear, belts, curtains, sheets.

 

Electrical and Electronic Equipment

This category can be identified by its big Bins (mostly white) which can be found in the majority of the retail outlets. 

 

Devices that are collected and recycled in Cyprus are:

  • Large household appliances (e.g. washing machines, fridges, electric ovens, dishwashers, microwaves)
  • Small household appliances (e.g. blenders, hair dryers, toasters, juicers, water heaters, coffee machines)
  • Electronic equipment (e.g. TVs, cameras, monitors, computers, keyboards/mouses, phones, printers, fax machines, speakers, alarms, automatic dispensers)
  • Electrical tools (e.g. sewing machine, garden electric tools)
  • Toys, Leisure, Sports equipment (e.g. treadmill, game consoles)

 

Fluorescent Lamps

This category can be identified by its special bins which can be found in retail outlets that sell lamps and luminaires or DIY shops.

Fluorescent lamps, sodium lamps, metal halogen lamps and LED lamps are recycled.

The Incandescent Lamps (Common Lamps - photo below) are not recycled.

For more information, you can contact WEEE Cyprus (Non-Profit Organization).

Batteries

This category can be identified by its special bins which can be found at buildings all over Cyprus.

Besides public places/buildings, those bins can be found as well at:

  • Telecommunications / Electrical / Commercial Shops
  • Shopping malls / Supermarkets
  • Schools / Bank branches

In Cyprus, all types of household dry cell batteries up to 2kg are recycled. 

Batteries from mobile phones, portable sound devices, games, alarms, electric tools/drills, cameras, remote controllers, watches, etc.

If you own a business/company, you can get your bin for free by contacting A.F.I.S Cyprus (Non-Profit Organization). 

 

 

                                                                                   
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