Garbage Disposal

Also in the Azores – finally – the garbage is being recycled. In the house there is a garbage bin with three colored subdivisions - green, yellow and blue.

You are probably already familiar with color coding. Nevertheless, I would like to give you some explanations:

In the blue bin belong:

  • Cardboard packaging
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Writing paper and paper printouts

In the blue bin do not belong:

  • Plastic bags
  • Toxic products
  • Dirty paper
  • Diapers
  • Transparent Paper
  • Plasticized paper
  • Sticker

In the yellow bin belong:

  • Plastic Packaging
  • Beverage packaging (Tetrapack)
  • Beverage cans
  • Plastic bags

In the yellow bin do not belong:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Batteries
  • Domestic appliances
  • All types of plastic that are not packaging

In the green bin belong:

  • Bottles
  • Glass vessels

In the green bin do not belong:

  • Dishes and ceramics
  • Plastic bags
  • Window glass and whole windows
  • Crystal and mirror
  • Light bulbs
  • Medication bottles

Everything else belongs in the residual waste bin. This is under the sink. You can also give old food to the neighbor above the front garden. This neighbor has got some chickens and they will be happy about food leftovers.

Your garbage bin will be emptied after your departure by our cleaning personnel. However if you need to empty the bin: Right in the immediate vicinity of the "Casa do Alemão" you will also find the right garbage containers. Just leave the house to the front door, go up the street until after the crossroads. There on the right just after the intersection you will find the garbage containers: