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There is still no option to recycle in Warsaw!


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8 Apr 2009 #1
I'm very surprised that there is still no option to recycle any garbage in Warsaw!!!

In UK it is normal to sort any waste into separate bins which is then picked up and recycled by the bin men.

I think that this is a major issue considering that Warsaw is a capital city.
pawian 170 | 11,323
8 Apr 2009 #2
Warsaw is a big city. In some places they sort, in other not.
z_darius 14 | 3,968
8 Apr 2009 #3
I'm very surprised that there is still no option to recycle any garbage in Warsaw!!!

Seek and Thou Shalt Find:


OP Logga 1 | 14
9 Apr 2009 #4
I don't have anything like that. My waste area just has two big blue bins. That's it. I don't have a car so can't drive to a recycling plant.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
9 Apr 2009 #5
In UK it is normal to sort any waste into separate bins which is then picked up and recycled by the bin men.

It's not normal, not all houses have the different bins and consider the amount of apartments in the UK, none of these have recycling facilities either.

There are however plenty of recyling places.
OP Logga 1 | 14
9 Apr 2009 #6
I think you will find it is normal in most areas of UK.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
9 Apr 2009 #7
So now it's MOST areas, first you said:

In UK it is normal to sort any waste into separate bins which is then picked up and recycled by the bin men.

It's also NOT normal if you live in an apartment.

So in short, it is not NORMAL. What people can do is ask their council for the extra bins, for which they will be charged...oh and, the council may not even have the bins anyway.

Look Im not having a go at you, but you seem to think the UK is some recycling mecca and slag off a city like Warsaw, have you been to London lately? Do you seriously think a lot of recycling goes on there?

Im at the end of my tether with M/c city council, I want recycling facilities and they wont give them to me because I live in a flat! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...
OP Logga 1 | 14
9 Apr 2009 #8
Actually I will slag off Warsaw because for the amount of tax we have to pay the council does not do their job.

Related: Paper shredding / recycling in Warsaw?

I have two large bags of confidential paper documents that I need to dispose of in Warsaw.
I don't have a shredder and I'm not taking the risk of dumping the papers in the recycling bin next to my building.
Does anyone know of a paper recycling centre in Warsaw with a shredding machine that I can use for free?
Otherwise it seems the only alternative is to find a place to burn them, which I'd rather not do.

An impoverished agent 90-60-90? Just kidding: Try here? hydrosiew.pl/index.php?text=42
convex 20 | 3,978
23 Jul 2010 #9
In UK it is normal to sort any waste into separate bins which is then picked up and recycled by the bin men.

I guess it has something to do with recycling being a net financial and environmental loss.

Enjoy the delusion.
canada66 2 | 8
5 Nov 2013 #10
Merged: where to take old printer in Warsaw for recycling

Can anyone tell me where to dispose of a non-working printer or other electronic waste in Warsaw?
jon357 63 | 15,214
5 Nov 2013 #11
If you live in an apartment building and put it next to the bins (or just next to the communal bins for any block of flats) someone will take it away and repair/recycle/cannibalise it for spare parts within a day.
canada66 2 | 8
5 Nov 2013 #12
hmm...im in a house but near an apartment complex - wonder if i could drop it near theirs? I dont want to be accused of "littering" :-)
jon357 63 | 15,214
5 Nov 2013 #13
If it's placed carefully next to the bins, they're usually OK. The bigger the complex the better - especially the kind of place where you see people going through the bins (not as scuzzy as it first looks).
pgtx 29 | 3,159
5 Nov 2013 #15
every Saturday from 10am to 2 pm you can take it to the containers depending of your location in Warsaw: I hope it's up to date!
canada66 2 | 8
5 Nov 2013 #16
PGTX - the Mokotow location - so that's somewhere near the intersection of ul. Blacharskiej and Lotników? Will it just be a random container on that street? Sorry - google translation was not very helpful.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
5 Nov 2013 #17
Mokotow, that's gonna be a parking lot on Blacharska Street, corner of Lotnikow. It should be a marked container.

Let us know if you were successful, it may help other people as well.
canada66 2 | 8
5 Nov 2013 #18
absolutely i will - this is sooo helpful - thank you!


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