How to properly dispose of Christmas waste in the district of Starnberg
Created: 12/28/2022, 12:08 p.m
After Christmas, mountains of wrapping paper pile up.
But where to dispose?
Awista Starnberg gives tips.
(Symbol photo) © dpa/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand
Starnberg - After the holidays, the amount of waste is usually higher than usual.
The waste disposal company Awista-Starnberg wants to support the disposal of holiday waste such as wrapping paper, packaging, Christmas trees and Advent wreaths with the correct separation rules.
"With the right waste separation, everyone can make an important and ongoing contribution to climate protection," says Awista in a press release and refers to important separation rules.
Do not stack packaging waste in yellow bags and remove lids from beverage cartons
Depending on the type of material, packaging waste is collected in different containers.
The following rule of thumb applies: Everything that used to be packaging belongs in the yellow sack, apart from glass and paper.
Styrofoam has also belonged in the yellow bag since the beginning of 2022.
Different components of packaging, such as the lid and carton of a beverage carton, should be separated from each other.
So: take the lid off and put both in the yellow sack.
The packaging should not be stacked inside one another, otherwise the different materials cannot be separated from one another during the sorting process and will be lost for recycling.
The packaging does not have to be rinsed out either; the spoonful yoghurt pot, for example, can be disposed of in the yellow bag without further rinsing.
Broken Christmas tree balls do not belong in the glass container
Basically, the following applies: Only used glass that has been completely emptied of its packaging belongs in the glass container - no drinking glasses, no porcelain, no mirrors or containers made of lead glass - no broken Christmas tree balls either.
These glass objects have a different material composition and do not belong in the glass container but, like porcelain, in the building rubble container at the recycling center.
Christmas tree balls and mirrors are to be disposed of in the residual waste bin.
In the waste glass, this waste would lead to significant quality problems in new production.
Helpful information and further disposal tips are also available on the website www.was-passt-ins-altglas.de, an information campaign by the glass recycling companies.
Wrapping paper can go in the waste paper, but not baking paper
Gift paper, like paper packaging, newspapers and cardboard boxes, can be thrown away with waste paper.
Only coated paper, such as baking paper or wax paper, has no place here and belongs in the residual waste bin.
Magazines including brochures, cardboard packaging, egg cartons and paper bags as well as gift and greeting cards also belong in the waste paper or the blue bin.
Envelopes and bread bags with a window can also be disposed of with the paper waste.
Shrink-wrapped brochures must be unpacked and then thrown away with the waste paper without the foil.
Used handkerchiefs and kitchen towels do not belong in the waste paper collection, but in the residual waste bin.
Do not use (compostable) bags for organic waste collection
In addition to food leftovers and baked goods, garden waste or wilted flowers also belong in the organic waste bin.
Egg and nut shells as well as coffee grounds are also right in the bio bin.
In addition to bones, bones and leftover meat, all other cooked or uncooked food waste can also be disposed of.
“Please do not use plastic bags or compostable plastic bags made from biodegradable materials for collection in the kitchen.
These cannot be broken down in the recycling plant and, as impurities, they contaminate the compost,” says Awista.
Paper bags, preferably with the Blue Angel, are ideal instead.
The Christmas tree may only be placed in the green waste container unadorned
Christmas trees and branches must be completely decorated before disposal.
Twigs sprayed with decorative spray belong in the residual waste bin.
Decorated Christmas trees and Advent wreaths belong in the green waste containers at the recycling centers or can be delivered back to the composting facility in Hadorf after the Christmas holidays.
Smaller twigs can also be put in the compost bin.
All decorative materials as well as adhesive residue and fixing wire must be removed beforehand so that the organic waste and the compost produced are not contaminated.
If foreign materials cannot be removed, put the tied bouquets, flower arrangements and wreaths in the residual waste bin.
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Interested parties can also find tips and tricks for avoiding waste or the right recycling on the Awista-Starnberg website at www.awista-starnberg.de.
If you have any questions about waste disposal, you can contact the experts on 08151/2726-0, Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.