What should be put in the yellow bin or yellow sack?

Yellow bins and yellow sacks are only for plastic packaging and nothing else!

What to put in:

All types of plastic film

  • Plastic bottles (e.g. for drinks, washing-up liquid, cleaning products)
  • Plastic tubes (e.g. for toothpaste)
  • Plastic lids and caps
  • Yoghurt pots and cups
  • Plastic bags
  • Margarine tubs
  • Canisters
  • Plastic mesh (e.g. for onions, lemons)
  • Cellophane packaging
  • Frozen food packaging (plastic-coated containers)
  • Blister packaging (e.g. for medicines)
  • Fruit trays
  • Meat trays (foamed packaging)
  • Styrofoam packaging (packing chips)
  • Moulded plastic packaging (e.g. inside chocolate boxes)
  • Foamed rubber packaging
  • Milk and drinks cartons, if there is no suitable collection system with an Öko-Box

What not to put in:

  • All non-plastics
  • Nappies
  • Construction plastics (e.g. pipes)
  • Plastic clothing (e.g. boots)
  • Plastic bowls, baskets and other kitchen utensils
  • Electronic items (e.g. power cables, sockets)
  • Children’s toys
  • Medical items (e.g. infusion equipment)
  • Small plastic parts (e.g. plastic sleeves from the office)
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