We recycle our
We separate paper, plastic, glass and aluminum from our household waste and we place them separately in the blue bag...
... then we throw them in the blue bin...
... but if there is no blue bin by our house, we keep them in our car trunk and deposit them to the nearest blue bin that we find!
We keep in mind that the best solution for household waste, is less household waste!
If we have a garden, a yard or a backyard, we do not throw our organic waste and food left-overs to the garbage: we put it in the compost bin and turn it into compost for the garden!
If we have a balcony or terrasse, we do not throw our organic waste and food left-overs to the garbage: we put it in the compost bin and turn it into compost for our plants!
In our Greek page, we offer directions and information on recycling of household waste, batteries, electric and electronic devices, tires, oils, organic waste, old car, and construction debris.
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HOUSEHOLD WASTE (paper, plastic, glass, aluminum)
- We inquire at our local Municipality
- We recycle because it is cool! We recycle, because it is the law! (2939/01).
- We recycle old batteries, no matter how small they are!
- We do not dispose of old batteries in the garbage.
- To start a batteries recycling program in your school, business or institution, contact AFIS SA (tel. 210-8030244).
- We recycle batteries because it is cool! We recycle batteries because it is the law! (2939/01)
- We compost our organic kitchen waste! We do not throw it in the garbage.
- To buy a compost bin for the garden or the balcony, call VELTIOTIKI - G. PAPPAS (tel. 210-6716227) on the internet www.veltiotiki.gr and by email: info [at] veltiotiki.gr
- We compost because it is cool! We compost because it is the law! (2939/01)
ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
- We recycle our electric and electronic devices, no matter how small they are! We do not throw them in the garbage.
- To find out more contact your local Municipalities.
- To find out more contact ANAKIKLOSI SISKEVON SA. (tel. 210-5319780 and 5319762) of visit their website at www.electrocycle.gr
- Attica Region: (210-5537000), (210-5596668)
- Thessaloniki: (2310-790100), (2310-781132), (2310-462402), (2310-722931)
- For the rest of the country contact EDOE (tel. 210-6899039)
- Contact ECO ELASTIKA (tel. 210-6128260)
USED OILS, LUBRICANTS, USED FRIED OIL
- Do not dispose of oils in the sink!
- Do not dispose of oils in the garbage!
- Many Municipalities in Greece are already collecting these oils and then delivering them to companies that recycle them and turn them back into vehicle engine oils.
- AB VASSILOPOULOS has now a point of collection for used and fried oils. All you have to do is collect it in a 2 lt bottle after use, and then deliver it to an AV Vassilopoulos super market near you.
- Contact: ESK OIL (Mihalis Spiropoulos, mobile: (697) 478-0808 / tel. 210-6216305 / Likovrisi 17 Metamorfosi 14410)
- Also visit: www.revive.gr
Since May 2007 the Greek government issued a new regulation that recycling construction debris is compulsory and connected with the construction permit.
- Ask your architect and engineer about it. If they are not informed, ask them to find out about it. It is the law (2939/01) and the new regulation voted in August 2010 (FEK 1312B / 24.8.2010).
- If your architect, engineer or contractor are not interested to know about this, then change them!
- You do not want to throw (or ask someone else for you to throw) your construction debris in a forest, river, in the sea, next to a road, in an empty lot, in a protected area, in the neighbor's back or front yard.
- To find out how to recycle your construction debris, contact:
- Attica Region: (210-9976700), (210-4961068-9), (210-4253100-1).
- Central Macedonia: (2310-759155), (2310-556304-5), (2310-795968-9)
Recycling is cool! Recycling is fun! Recycling protects the environment and our own lives!
To find out more about the legal implications and requirements of recycling, contact the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change at Patission 147, Athens, Tel. 210-8627444 or send them an email at email@example.com