Waste

Ever wondered where all your rubbish should go? Not everything should be placed in refuse cubicles, and nothing should be placed outside, or nearby, refuse cubicles. Different types of waste are processed differently and these need to be disposed of, and collected, separately.

H.M. Government of Gibraltar hopes that the current recycling services will encourage more people to take up the challenge and help Gibraltar to meet its target of recycling 50% of all household waste by 2020. A full list of the existing recycling bin locations can be found here.

For further information on what can be placed in each recycling bin, please see below.

Recycling

Within Gibraltar, glass, cans, paper, plastic, oil, batteries and small waste electrical and electronic items (WEEE) are picked up from strategically placed recycling bins. All these recyclate streams are then collected separately and sent to certified recycling plants in neighbouring countries. At each recycling plant, the recyclate delivered is reprocessed into new materials bound for manufacturing.

To learn more about recycling and what can be recycled where, please click on the link below.

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Local Waste Centres

Gibraltar has two waste centres for the collection of all types of recyclate. To find out more, click on the link below.

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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste is waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment.  This type of waste needs to be disposed of in a certain manner. Click on the link below to find out what products are deemed as hazardous waste and how to dispose of them correctly.

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FAQ's

Gibraltar’s local Civic Amenities Site, presently at The Old Incinerator Site, on Dobinson Way just off Europa Advance Road.

Milk and juice cartons are considered Tetra Brik packaging and therefore can be recycled in the Yellow recycling bins.
Yes. These can be placed in the Yellow Recycling bin.
Yes. These can be recycled in the Pink Recycling Bins or taken to our Local Civic Amenities Site, presently at The Old Incinerator Site, on Dobinson Way just off Europa Advance Road.
Gibraltar’s local Civic Amenities Site (presently at The Old Incinerator Site, on Dobinson Way just off Europa Advance Road) will accept, free of charge, any household rubble including broken tiles and plasterboard.
These can be placed, in closed bin liners, within the Paper and Cardboard Blue recycling bins or delivered to the EcoPark on Flint Road.