Big changes in waste segregation. New containers will appear

Luc Williams

New categories of waste – what will change?

In response to growing ecological needs, new categories of waste will be introduced. Traditional categories such as paper, bio-waste, plastic, metal and glasswill be supplemented with special groups for construction and demolition waste.

Construction and renovation companies and developers will therefore be obliged to comply with new, more stringent waste segregation rules. According to these regulations, waste generated during construction and renovation works will have to be segregated into six separate containers:

  • wood,
  • metals,
  • glass,
  • plastics,
  • gypsum,
  • mineral waste (concrete, bricks, tiles, ceramic and stone materials).

​​The obligation to segregate will fall on construction contractors, while people carrying out renovations on their own will be able to order a special container.

Additional segregation category

However, this is not the end of the changes. Will also be introduced special containers for textiles and used clothing. The statistics are alarming – the average resident of the European Union buys 26 kg of new clothing annually and throws away as much as 11 kg of used clothing. Therefore, from January 2025, each commune will have to provide residents with appropriate containers for segregating clothes, which is intended to help reduce the negative impact of the fashion industry on the environment.


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