The third edition of the “Let the Children Talk to You About Waste” project begins

The project, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of selective waste collection, is now in its third edition. More than 600 children will be the direct beneficiaries of this project, whose message will eventually be sent to all primary school students in Sibiu. In this third edition, the project will for the first time include a school from Mediaș.

“Let the Kids Talk to You About Waste” is addressed in the first stage to students in the final stage of primary school (a generation that is increasingly receptive to environmental issues). Through these students, and with the help of a public awareness campaign, the project aims to send messages about the importance of selective collection of waste to the adult generations (parents and grandparents), sometimes more receptive to the messages of their children and grandchildren, rather than their messages to the messages.. transmitted in traditional ways.

Approximately 600 students from Gymnasium Nr. 25, Pedagogical College, Art High School, Gym School No. 10, Comprehensive Education Center No. 10. 1 (all from Sibiu) and “Mihai Eminescu” Sports School, from Mediaș, will participate in a series of events including screenings of documentaries on the importance of selective collection and its impact on the environment. Representatives of ADI Eco Sibiu, from Soma (the operator of the collection, transportation and sorting stations of Șura Mică and Cisnădie) will answer students’ questions on the topic of eclectic collection, along with the superheroes PEtrică, Mărie-hârtie, BIOrel, the mythical and Tanti Rize.

With the help of virtual reality (VR) glasses, students will be able to view 360-degree images from the sorting and composting stations in Sibiu, as well as from the landfill in Christian, to see for themselves the effect(s). ) Selective collection of waste.

It all starts with the rules

In order to protect the environment and get rid of the fines given because the waste is not collected selectively, Sibiu residents have to follow some basic rules. Starting from the fact that waste should be divided into five different parts: waste paper and cardboard, waste plastic and metal, waste glass, biodegradable waste and residual waste. Each of these categories was placed in blocks of apartments and distributed among Sibiu residents who live in houses with different collection containers: yellow, blue, green, brown and black.

Bulk, hazardous and household waste are collected separately in dedicated campaigns.

Below is a guide on how to sort waste and how to dispose of it.

Waste paper and cardboard – blue containers

Examples of waste that can be collected in blue bins:

  • shoe boxes
  • boxes for home appliances
  • envelopes
  • Pictures
  • Cardboard plates and cups
  • egg carton
  • gift bags
  • clothing labels
  • Newspapers, magazines, books and notebooks
  • Toilet paper tubes and kitchen towels

The following shall not be collected in these containers, which will be disposed of in the black container (for remaining waste): dirty napkins, Very dirty paper or cardboard packaging.

Plastic and metal waste – yellow packaging

Examples of waste that can be collected in yellow bins:

  • Plastic containers (food or cosmetics)
  • Plastic bags and foil
  • plastic bottles
  • Kids Games
  • Plastic and metal boxes
  • pelvis
  • flower
  • Cans
  • Drink Dosages
  • aluminum foil
  • Polystyrene trays and disposable plastic cutlery, a little dirty
  • Milk and juice boxes
  • Containers for food, cosmetics, detergents, and cleaning products are made of plastic or metal.

These containers do not collect: combined metal and plastic products, Paint cans and thinners or other dangerous chemicals, used batteries and accumulators, Medical waste (such as used syringes), Waste electrical or electronic equipment.

careful. Particularly in the context of the novel coronavirus pandemic, representatives of ADI Eco Sibiu drew the attention of Sibiu residents not to throw masks or gloves into recyclable waste, but to pre-collect them in the remaining waste containers (black).

Glass waste – green containers

Examples of waste that can be collected in green bins:

  • Empty Bottles and Jars
  • cosmetic glass containers

The following are not collected in these containers: glass scraps from broken glass (because glass may also contain chemicals), light bulbs or neon lights (to be tossed in places specially designed for WEEE waste or at quarterly campaigns organized by the sanitation operator SC SOMA SRL), Glass containers contaminated with hazardous substances, etc.

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Biodegradable Waste Brown Bins

Examples of waste that can be collected in brown containers:

  • Leftover fresh or cooked fruits and vegetables
  • Leftover rice, pasta, beans and grains
  • Egg shells and nuts
  • coffee grounds/tea leaves (including bags)
  • Leftover bread, cereal and pastries
  • Expired food
  • hair and fur
  • Clothes cut from natural fibers (wool, cotton, silk)
  • Sawdust, chopped wood pieces
  • Fireplace ash (in case of wood burns)
  • Leaves, grass, branches, flowers, hay, straw
  • Newspaper, paper and cardboard, if wet and dirty (clean paper and cardboard will be collected in blue boxes)

The following are not collected in these containers and will be disposed of in the black trash: Meat and Fish Scraps, pDairy real estate, sKnives are disposable.

Residual waste – black containers

Examples of waste that can be collected in brown containers:

  • Leftover cooked or fresh meat and fish
  • Leftover dairy products (milk, cream, cheese, yogurt, butter, cream)
  • whole eggs
  • Animal fats and vegetable oils
  • Disposable diapers / tampons
  • Pet litter / litter
  • Vacuum Cleaner Bag Contents
  • cigarette butts
  • Used wet wipes
  • Very dirty packages
  • Pieces of pottery and porcelain
  • Very dirty disposable cutlery
  • Fireplace ash (if coal is also burned in addition to wood)
  • Yard vegetable waste (if treated with pesticides)
  • Treated or painted wood

The following are not collected in these containers: sSyringes, syringes, needles, expired medicines and other medical waste, pDirt and stones, aPackages contaminated with hazardous materials, baterii, aelectric fenders, light bulbs, dHazardous waste (paints, empty paint containers, used motor oils)aUsed tires.


Hazardous, electrical and electronic waste, bulky waste, and construction or demolition waste are four other categories of waste that must also be collected separately. Twice a year, campaigns are organized at the level of the first district of Sibiu Province to collect household hazardous waste and, respectively, bulky waste. The organization of these campaigns is announced in advance.

bulky waste They are those municipal solid wastes of different origins, which, due to their size, cannot be captured with the usual collection systems and require different treatment from them, in terms of collection and transportation. For example: furniture, carpets, mattresses, etc.

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hazardous household waste They include solvents, acids, bases (ingredients of household cleaning chemicals), pesticides, oils and fats containing hazardous chemicals, paints and adhesives, detergents containing hazardous substances, cytotoxic drugs, cell inhibitors, etc.

They must also be collected separatelywaste electrical and electronic equipment, Waste collected by private operators.

finally, Construction and demolition waste Waste resulting from the demolition or construction of buildings, roads and other facilities for industrial or civil purposes. Examples of construction waste: concrete, bricks, tiles, ceramic materials, wood, glass, plastic and scrap metal; All with or without hazardous materials or cables with or without oil, tar or other hazardous materials. This type of waste will be collected separately, in standard covered containers that are ordered in advance from the collection operator, and not in containers in which municipal waste is deposited, after calls from citizens. The collection operator will transport these containers to recovery and/or disposal facilities

This article was published in the project “Let the kids talk to you about growling.”

Work co-financed by Sibiu City Council

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