Separate waste collection to start on Monday

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The collection scheme of packaging waste at source will start here in Gozo on Monday and in Malta on Tuesday, the Ministry of Rural Affairs has announced. The Ministry said that the pending issues which had delayed the launch have now been ironed out.

Only three materials will be collected in the grey bags namely metal, paper and plastic. Glass for the time being has to be disposed of at the bring-in-sites since broken glass can contaminate the paper in the same bag. Once collected, the waste will be separated again mechanically at the Sant’ Antnin plant in Marsascala.

Households can exchange their coupons for the grey collection bags as well as enquire about the logistics of the scheme at their local council office. Households should also refer to a mail-shot sent earlier this week which includes a schedule of when the collection scheme will start in their localities.

All other refuse will continue to be collected on a daily basis throughout the week.

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