Waste Segregation

The first step to ensure circular economy and zero waste management is to understand about waste segregation. 

The comprehensive list below can help you begin and believe us it would become a part of your daily routine.

Wet Waste

  • Consist of kitchen and garden waste
  • Vegetable/fruit peels
  • Cooked food/Leftovers
  • Egg shells
  • Chicken/fish bones
  • Rotten fruits/vegetables
  • Tissue paper spoiled with food
  • Tea powder/coffee grinds
  • Leaf plates
  • Baggase tableware
  • Puja flowers/garlands
  • Expired masalas (Without the packaging)
  • Paper spoiled with food
  • Spoiled milk/curd/cheese
  • Food infected with fungus
  • Matchsticks
  • Left over incense stick

Dry Waste

  • Cardboard
  • Aerosol containers
  • Deo bottles
  • Chips packets
  • Pizza boxes (Dry and clean only)
  • Cartons
  • Paper cups ( Not contaminated with food)
  • Metal caps for bottle /Plastic caps for bottle or any container
  • Glass bottles or jars
  • Footwear/hair clips/combs/tweezers
  • Wooden chips/Coconut shells
  • Toothpaste tube
  • Diaper Package outer cover/Sanitary Napkin Outer cover
  • Empty fevicol bottle
  • Plastic flowers/Gift wrapping papers
  • Empty shampoo bottles/Lotion containers/Dusters
  • Chalks/Crayons/Writing Pads/Plastic stationery
  • Medical X-Rays

Hazardous Waste
(Non- Recyclable)

  • Chewing gums
  • Cigarette butts
  • Nappy
  • Sanitary napkin (Wrap it safely to prevent exposure)
  • Used condoms (Wrap it safely to prevent exposure)
  • Tissue paper infused with blood
  • Band aid
  • Used cotton pads for nail paint removal
  • Cotton buds for ear cleaning
  • Lighters
  • Left over incense stick
  • Shattered glass
  • Disposable packaging contaminated with food
  • Thermocol/Cellotape/Fevicol gum/ Any adhesive
  • Craft scrap/ Nail polish containers/Rubber balloons
  • Cloth used with disinfectants or phenyl
  • Rubber/Paint/Drainage remnants
  • Unused makeup/Wax strips
  • Unused and expired medicines

Please feel free to contact at info@5rcycle.org in case you have any questions about your waste segregation

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