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WasteServ is committed to improving its recycling performance. For this reason, we need your help to make small changes to recycle correctly to reduce our overall waste. 

The Waste Hierarchy shows the different steps that you can take to minimise the waste you create.   

                            Domestic Diagram

How to separate your waste 

Green Bin
  • Aluminium trays & foil (clean)
  • Beverage cans 
  • Cardboard 
  • Carton food boxes (clean) 
  • Cooking oil bottles 
  • Cosmetic containers (clean) 
  • Detergent bottles (empty container) 
  • Detergent boxes 
  • Food cans 
  • Jar lids 
  • Liquid soap container (empty) 
  • Magazines 
  • Plastic bottles 
  • Margarine tubs (clean) 
  • Metal caps 
  • Milk and Juice cartons 
  • Newspapers 
  • Notebooks 
  • Paper 
  • Paper bags (clean) 
  • Plastic bags (clean) 
  • Plastic caps 
  • Plastic containers 
  • Plastic food packets 
  • Plastic bottles 
  • Shampoo bottles (empty) 
  • Shower gel bottles (empty) 
  • Spray cans (empty) 
  • Take-away boxes (clean)
  • Toilet paper rolls 
  • Toiletries (clean containers) 
  • Yoghurt containers (clean) 

Black Bin
  • Adhesive tape 
  • Soiled aluminium foil 
  • Baking paper 
  • Broken ceramics / pyrex 
  • Dirty food wrappers 
  • Cellophane tape 
  • Dirty-take away boxes 
  • Foil coated packets 
  • Dust 
  • Polystyrene 
  • Labels 
  • Photographs 
  • Plant pots 
  • Used sponges 
  • Sanitary items
  • Shoes
  • Hair (human & animal) 
  • Small broken mirrors 
  • Stickers 
  • Toothpaste tubes 
  • Used cleaning materials 
  • Used rubber gloves 
  • Used floor cloths 
  • Wax paper 
  • Wet wipes 
  • Cigarette butts & ashes 
  • Candles 
  • CDs 
  • snack packets 
  • Toothpicks 
  • Ice lolly sticks and wooden skewers 
  • Twigs
  • Sanitary Items 
  • Animal waste and pet litter 
  • Nappies

White Lid Bin
  • Cheese 
  • Coffee 
  • Cooked food 
  • Leftovers 
  • Cooked or raw meat 
  • Dairy products 
  • Egg and egg shells 
  • Expired food (without packaging) 
  • Fish 
  • Flowers 
  • Fruit & vegetable peels 
  • Honey  
  • Leaves 
  • Pasta 
  • Raw food 
  • Rotten fruit & vegetables 
  • Soiled newspapers 
  • Soiled napkins 
  • Sugar
  • Tea bags 
  • Tea leaves 
  • Spreads (eg honey and butter) 
  • Nut shells 
  • Seafood shells
  • Fish and meat bones
  • Fruit stones 

Brown Lid Bin
  • Glass bottles 
  • Glass jars

When should I take out my waste? 

Residential collection services are provided by the respective Local Councils in each locality.  All waste collected from kerbside collection is then taken to WasteServ’s facilities for processing and treatment. 

Collection Schedule


Bulky Waste 

For items that are too big for normal household waste, you can use the bulky waste collection service. This service is offered free of charge to all households. To get rid of your bulky waste, you can either contact your own Local Council or visit one of our Civic Amenity sites. 

Construction waste such as bricks, concrete, tiles, debris and ceramics originating from households can also be taken to one of our Civic Amenity sites for free as long as it involves small quantities.  

Hazardous Waste 

Certain household products may pose a risk to human health or the environment if not disposed of correctly.  Hazardous waste covers a wide variety of waste such as chemicals (including empty chemical containers), paint (including empty paint containers), lubricating oils, solvents, batteries, and spent light bulbs and neon tubes. 

If you need to dispose of hazardous waste, it is very important that you do it in an environmentally safe way.  Household hazardous waste must be taken to one of our Civic Amenity Sites. Light bulbs and light tubes can also be disposed of at our roadshow truck.

Expired Medicines

Expired medicines are also classified as hazardous waste.  

You can drop off your old, unused, unwanted, or expired medicine at an authorised pharmacy. Here, you can dispose of loose or packaged tablets and capsules, bottled medicines, inhalers and medicinal cream tubes.  

Never take any biohazardous items such as syringes and EpiPen devices to a pharmacy. These must be disposed of in special sharps disposal containers and taken to one of our Civic Amenity sites.    

Before disposing of any medicines, be sure to remove all medicine packaging, information leaflets, and any plastic caps, cups or spoons. You can dispose of these in your green lid bin. Plastic inhaler casings should also be separated from the canister and disposed of in your green lid bin.  

You can dispose of any empty glass medicine bottles in your glass bin.   

Tablet and capsule packaging, as well as cosmetic items, must be disposed of in the black lid bin. 

Please select your locality from the list below, to see the list of pharmacies where you can discard your medical waste.

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Last updated on 20/10/2023

WasteServ Malta Ltd
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