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Household Waste (There are different kinds of waste)

Paper and paper boards are disposed into the blue containers. If you put a cardboard box into the container the container will be full with only 3 boxes. If you rip it and/or fold it up, then further 30 boxes will fit into the container. Please think about these subsequent 30 users because the municpal waste service will not empty the containers every day.

On the other hand take care not to be injured by the paper boards especially if they are clipped with wire clips. Ask the caretaker for a cardboard cutter if necessary.

If you dispose paper carefully watch what is written there. Paper with personal data must not be disposed into public containers! Use a paper shredder or ask for the next container for waste files.

Residual waste is disposed into the grey containers. "Residual waste" is everything which is no

  • Bottle glas
  • Food packaging or plastic
  • Paper

The containers under the washbasins are also for residual waste. Don't mix these containers up with the containers for the "operating material waste"! For example old posters are no hazardous waste and even your gloves should be disposed before they are hazardous. Dispose every no-hazard-waste into the household-waste-containers.

Never dispose sharp-edged material (glass splinters or cannulas) into the household waste containers in the lab! These containers are decanted by the cleaning staff. They must not be injured when they put their hands into the waste!

The yellow container is for waste which can be recycled (except glass and paper which are also recyclet but collected in separate containers).

Unfortunately the rules what can be disposed into the yellow containers sometimes changes.

Things which are always OK:

  • Empty food containers, like yoghurt-cups
  • Plastic bottles (soap or juice bottles)
  • Packaging material (made of plastic), foamed plastic
  • Foils
  • Crown caps
  • Beverage cans
  • Composites (milk bottle)

At the moment this can also be disposed into the yellow containers:

  • Plastic bottles used for lab chemicals. But carefully clean these bottles and remove the warning pictograms. Best is to remove also the cap so that everybody can see that the bottle is empty.

Metal may be be at the moment also disposed into the yellow containers but it is better to deliver scrap metal to the precision mechanics facility where different kinds of metals are collected.