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 Collection of waste, paper – cardboard, glass containers and light packaging

Separate collection of fractions of paper – cardboard, glass, light packaging and rejects – is carried out in the municipality of Sant Josep de la Talaia.



Blue container: Cardboard boxes, pages of used paper, newspapers, magazines, cardboard packs and packaging, paper bags, etc.

Green container: Glass bottles, glass food containers and glass jars.

 Yellow container: Plastic bottles, tetrabriks, beverage cans, tin cans, porexpan trays, aerosols, aluminium paper, plastic bags, etc.

Grey container: Waste that does not correspond to any of the selective fractions and does not have a specific collection system: food scraps, nappies, toys, CD’s, etc.

To facilitate the identification of the materials which go in each container, the following adhesives have been installed:


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Collection of clothes, textiles and toys

How does the clothes collection work?

  1. Deposit the clothes, textiles, shoes and/or toys in plastic bags
  2. Deposit the plastic bag in the clothes containers

What material may be collected?

  • Clothes
  • Textiles
  • Shoes
  • Toys

Where can second hand clothes be deposited?

In the containers provided for second hand clothes or at the Deixalleries network

Did you know that:

  • Clothes are a material with a high reuse potential?
  • The recovery of clothes is usually carried out jointly with social-labour reinsertion programmes?
  • Textile waste represents a 4.5% of waste generated?

Advantages of the selective collection of clothes and textiles

  • It avoids producing waste.
  • It takes advantage of materials that can be reused.
  • It reduces the consumption of natural resources in the production of clothes and toys.

What is done with the clothes that are collected?

  • Donations to needy persons (reuse).
  • Sold at solidarity shops (reuse).
  • Sold as rags to wholesalers (recycling)

Collection of domestic cooking oil

How does the domestic cooking oil collection work?

  1. Deposit the used cooking oil in a used bottle
  2. Replace the cap on the bottle and take the container to the cooking oil container
  3. Deposit the full bottle, complete with its cap, inside the oil collection container
  4. Go back to point 1 for a new bottle

What oil can be collected?

  • Oil for frying
  • Oil for canned food
  • Other vegetable oil
  • WARNING: Do not deposit engine oil!

Where is used oil picked up?

It may be deposited in the containers for oil located in the street or else at the Deixallerias

Did you know that:

  • 1 litre of oil may pollute more than 3000 litres of water?
  • It causes problems to the pipes and sewers?
  • It provokes a poor functioning of the waste water treatment plants?

Advantages of the selective collection of cooking oil

  • It avoids producing waste
  • It takes advantage of a product which can be recovered
  • It reduces the consumption of natural resources in the production of fuel, animal food, soap or industrial products.

What is done with the oil that is collected?

  • Biodiesel
  • Animal food
  • Soap and industrial products

Hotels, bars and restaurants

Enterprises dedicated to collecting cooking oil offer a direct pick-up service from big producers.


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Clean points island network (Deixalleries)

What is a collection centre?

A clean point are facilities where waste is received and transferred, where services are provided to the local inhabitants and which has the following objectives:

Favour the reuse, recycling and recovery of waste.

  • Facilitate the management of waste for which there is no clearly defined management.
  • Provide an outlet to waste which the user is not sure what to do with.
  • Educate and raise awareness of the public about the need to correctly manage waste.

These are supervised and closed facilities with various containers where selective waste can be deposited and with a warehouse for depositing domestic waste classed as dangerous (fluorescents, paint, solvents, mineral oil, batteries, etc.).

Who can use the clean points?


Any resident, visitor, or enterprise may use the clean points, provided they respect their rules of use and provided the material to be deposited is admissible and does not exceed the capacity of the facilities.

What is done with the material that is collected?

Thanks to the functioning of these clean points, all this material that is collected has received the best environmentally possible treatment:

Whenever possible, the collected material is reused, such as the case of furniture or electrical appliances.

  • When this is not possible, the recycling and recovery of the waste is favoured, for example, scrap, vegetable oil, pruning and garden waste, paper-cardboard, glass, packs, etc. which are used to obtain new raw materials.
  • Lastly, and as a final option (when the reuse and recycling is not possible), any waste which cannot be used is taken to the landfill at Ca Na Putxa for controlled elimination.
  • Dangerous waste is sent to plants for decontamination and use of the materials, if possible.

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Voluminous waste and household appliances

Voluminous waste (mattresses, refrigerators, furniture, household appliances, etc.) which, due to their characteristics (dimensions, weight, properties, etc.) cannot be deposited in the containers, can be managed through the following means:

Voluminous waste and household appliances which are in a good condition can be reused through Fundación Deixalles, which collects them from your home free of charge (Tel. 900 772 211).

If it cannot be given another use, it may be deposited at any of the clean points on the island (Red Insular de Centros de recogida).

Moreover, it can be collected by the municipal waste services calling tel. 971318485 (individuals only).


Construction and demolition waste (C&DW) and inerts

C&DW is considered to be waste characteristic of the construction and demolition work (rubble, debris, excavation work, insulation materials, etc.). Construction and demolition waste can be managed through the Red Insular de Centros de recogida (

For large quantities, for a correct management, it will be deposited at a controlled dump for inert waste for use in restoring inactive quarries or it will be managed through authorised waste managers.


Garden remains and pruning

Plant remains from pruning and gardening may be taken to the Red Insular de Centros de recogida ( For large quantities however, this should be managed through authorised enterprises.

Very often however, it is possible to use these remains to produce organic fertilizer through home composting of organic waste.


Hazardous waste

This is waste which contains some substance or element that require a specific decontamination treatment to reduce their danger level. Among the dangerous waste which may be produced in households are:

  • Oils
  • Paint and varnishes
  • Cleaning products
  • Used batteries, etc.

This waste can be deposited at the Red Insular de Centros de recogida. Once there, this waste is managed through authorised managers which submit it to the necessary decontamination and treatment processes. In large quantities, the management of this waste must be made through authorised waste managers. End-of-life vehicles (VFU) are motor vehicles which their owners want to get rid of. Given the complexity of the elements that form a VFU, and the dangerous nature of some of its components (fuel, refrigerants, brake fluid, etc.) they should be correctly managed. For this reason, to be able to deregister a VFU, it must be taken to an authorized Centre for its reception and decontamination. The management of this waste is carried out through waste managers authorised by the Board of Environment of the Balearic Government.



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