Waste management is a main task in the services of a cleaning company and an obligation as a citizen. LCM Reinigung offers a complete waste management service, but we would like to explain some basic concepts about waste management.
Waste management must be carried out from the moment waste is created, so the basic containers found in workplaces (waste bins, rubbish bins, etc.) must be differentiated by material and the staff must be aware of the necessary waste separation.
BLUE CONTAINER: PAPER AND CARDBOARD
_ Paper, newspapers, magazines, leaflets, booklets, booklets, envelopes.
_ Cellulose (egg cartons).
_ Cardboard boxes and paper bags.
YELLOW CONTAINER: PACKAGING
_ Plastics: food packaging, cleaning products, detergents and hygiene articles, fruit nets, disposable tableware, etc.
_ Metals: food cans, aluminium lids, etc.
_ Composite packaging: juice and milk cartons, vacuum packs, etc.
GREEN / BROWN: ORGANIC WASTE
_ Organic kitchen and garden waste, kitchen paper, hair, wood, etc.
GREY / BLACK : OTHER WASTE
_ All other waste that is not disposed of in the other bins.
_ Not valid for large volume waste or waste that contains toxic substances.
GLASS BOTTLE RETAINER
_ Sorted according to transparent or white, brown and green glass (bluish or yellowish glass can be deposited in green).
_ Disposable bottles: juices, wine, etc.
_ Glass containers: canned food, cosmetics, etc.
_ No glasses, no crystal (mirrors or windows), no cups or plates, no light bulbs.
In addition, in our workplace we may find other waste that must be managed in a special way.
Intimate hygiene bins
These should be in the toilets and are always collected by specialised companies. The frequency of collection will vary depending on the needs of the centre.
Paint residues, pesticides, corrosive products, fluorescent tubes or batteries, among other examples, must be differentiated from regular waste and never be deposited in the regular containers. In personal view, you can take these wastes to some supermarkets that have containers for batteries, for example.
Bulky furniture and utility items that do not fit into a 120-litre trash are considered bulky waste. This includes, for example, large dismantled furniture, small furniture, carpets, mattresses, floor wood , scrap metal (bicycles, prams, etc.) These wastes can be taken to your local collection point, or you can request a collection service.
It is important to know that there are two types of labelling on packaging that indicate that it is appropriate for recycling.
The green dot on the packaging indicates that the product complies with recycling regulations and that the manufacturer pays a contribution so that its packaging can be thrown into recycling containers
A system in which the producer sets a plus price for the packaging to be returned to the consumer when the packaging is returned to a collection point.
Recycling is an essential task and properly managing waste is an essential task for the protection of the environment. At LCM we take correct waste management very seriously and only use products whose packaging is marked with the Green Dot, in addition to promoting the use of concentrated products that generate less waste, or ecological solutions such as ozonated water that produce a minimum of waste.