How to recycle
Sorting waste in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia is simple if you know how. Here’s a mini guide on putting your waste in the right container. Don’t forget to put organic material in the brown container.
Putting organic waste in the new brown container is a simple gesture that helps to transform waste into resources that make our island more sustainable.
What is organic waste?
Organic material includes all waste from human beings (animals and plants) that we generate in our homes, businesses and restaurants. Above all, leftover food and remains of small plants.
Microorganisms help them to biodegrade easily, which means that they can be used to produce compost and biogas if they are collected separately from other waste.
Organic waste is the most important fraction of waste because it represents 40% of the municipal waste we generate in Ibiza.
Why separate organic waste from the rubbish?
- Selective collection of organic waste helps transform this waste, which until now had ended up in the rubbish tip, into recoverable resources (fertilizer and energy).
- Sorting organic waste is essential step to take if we want to increase rates of recycling and reach the target set for us by the European Union: recycle 60% of municipal waste by 2030.
- Recycling organic waste helps us to close the island’s organic material cycle, without depending on outside assistance to manage this waste.
- Putting organic waste in the new brown container is a simple gesture that helps to transform waste into resources that make our island more sustainable.
What can we put in the container?
Use compostable bags!
Leftover fruit and vegetables.
Meat and fish scraps.
Nut shells and egg shells.
Leftover shellfish and shells (clams, mussels, etc).
Tea and coffee.
Garden waste (leaves, branches, etc).
Used kitchen roll and napkins.
|Bathroom waste (toilet roll, tampons, nappies, wetwipes).
Pruning waste (large pieces).
Cigarette butts and ash.
Dust from sweeping and/or hoover debris.
Dirty cleaning cloths and rags.
Containers with expired products (cream, yoghurt, sauces).
And then… to the new Ca Na Putxa Centre
Organic waste shall be taken to the new Ca na Putxa organic waste material sorting and processing centre.
Organic waste material is processed at this centre.
(Brown container), Sorting selective collection packaging (yellow container) and sorting waste into bulk or rubbish (grey container).
Thanks to this new Ca Na Putxa waste processing centre, a 50% reduction in the receipt of waste in the controlled waste deposit is expected.
Biogas and compost
Organic waste material undergoes a biomethanisation process at the Ca Na Putxa facilities. This process:
First, transforms organic waste into biogas, a high-quality fuel that can be used to generate electricity, and second, into compost: a natural fertilizer used in agriculture and gardening.
This means that until now waste had ended up in the controlled waste deposit (dump), will now become a recoverable resource on the very island.
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