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WasteServ is committed to improving its recycling performance. For this reason, we need your help to make small changes to recycle correctly to reduce our overall waste. 

The Waste Hierarchy shows the different steps that you can take to minimise the waste you create.   


To make it more convenient for households to separate their waste, WasteServ is providing free recycling bins to all households in Malta and Gozo. The bins have coloured lids to make it easier to put the right type of waste in the right bin. 

What to put in your Bins

  • Cardboard 
  • Carton food boxes (clean) 
  • Clean aluminium trays & foil 
  • Clean plastic bags 
  • Clean take-away boxes 
  • Cooking oil bottles 
  • Cosmetic containers (clean) 
  • Detergent bottles (empty container) 
  • Detergent boxes 
  • Food cans 
  • Jar lids 
  • Liquid soap container (empty) 
  • Magazines 
  • Plastic bottles 
  • Margarine tubs (clean) 
  • Metal caps 
  • Drink cans 
  • Milk and Juice cartons 
  • Newspapers 
  • Notebooks 
  • Paper 
  • Paper bags (clean) 
  • Plastic bags (clean) 
  • Plastic caps 
  • Plastic containers 
  • Plastic food packets 
  • Plastic bottles 
  • Shampoo bottle (empty) 
  • Shower gel bottle (empty) 
  • Spray cans (empty) 
  • Toilet paper rolls 
  • Toiletries (clean containers) 
  • Yoghurt containers (clean) 

  • Adhesive tape 
  • Soiled aluminium foil 
  • Baking paper 
  • Broken ceramics / pyrex 
  • Dirty food wrappers 
  • Cellophane tape 
  • Dirty-take away boxes 
  • Foil coated packets 
  • Dust 
  • Polystyrene 
  • Labels 
  • Photographs 
  • Plant pots 
  • Used sponges 
  • Sanitary items
  • Shoes
  • Hair (human & animal) 
  • Small broken mirrors 
  • Stickers 
  • Toothpaste tubes 
  • Used cleaning materials 
  • Used rubber gloves 
  • Used floor cloths 
  • Wax paper 
  • Wet wipes 
  • Cigarette butts & ashes 
  • Candles 
  • CDs 
  • snack packets 
  • Toothpicks 
  • Ice lolly sticks and wooden skewers 
  • Twigs

  • Glass bottles 
  • Glass jars

  • Sanitary Items
  • Animal waste and pet litter
  • Nappies

  • Cheese 
  • Coffee 
  • Cooked food 
  • Leftovers 
  • Cooked or raw meat 
  • Dairy products 
  • Egg and egg shells 
  • Expired food (without packaging) 
  • Fish 
  • Flowers 
  • Fruit & vegetable peels 
  • Honey  
  • Leaves 
  • Pasta 
  • Raw food 
  • Rotten fruit & vegetables 
  • Soiled newspapers 
  • Soiled napkins 
  • Sugar
  • Tea bags 
  • Tea leaves 
  • Spreads (eg honey and butter) 
  • Nut shells 
  • Seafood shells

Recycling bins for households can be collected from the Visitor Centre at Sant' Antnin Family Park in Marsaskala and from Tal-Kus Facility in Xewkija, Gozo, Monday to Friday from 7:30am till 3:00pm. Should you wish to register for the collection of stackable bins from our Roadshow Trucks, please click here. You can also call our Freephone number 8007 2200 for more information.  Please present your ID card in case it is your first residence. If it is for your second residence, you need to provide us with a utility bill in your name. If you live in a rented accommodation, we would require a copy of your rental agreement. 

When should I take out my waste? 

Residential collection services are provided by the respective Local Councils in each locality.  All waste collected from kerbside collection is then taken to WasteServ’s facilities for processing and treatment. 

Bulky Waste 

For items that are too big for normal household waste, you can use the bulky waste collection service. This service is offered free of charge to all households. To get rid of your bulky waste, you can either contact your own Local Council or visit one of our Civic Amenity sites. 

Construction waste such as bricks, concrete, tiles, debris and ceramics originating from households can also be taken to one of our Civic Amenity sites for free as long as it involves small quantities.  

Hazardous Waste 

Certain household products may pose a risk to human health or the environment if not disposed of correctly.  Hazardous waste covers a wide variety of waste such as chemicals (including empty chemical containers), paint (including empty paint containers), lubricating oils, solvents, batteries, and spent light bulbs and neon tubes. 

If you need to dispose of hazardous waste, it is very important that you do it in an environmentally safe way.  Household hazardous waste must be taken to one of our Civic Amenity Sites. Light bulbs and light tubes can also be disposed of at our roadshow truck.

Expired Medicines

Expired medicines are also classified as hazardous waste.  

You can drop off your old, unused, unwanted, or expired medicine at an authorised pharmacy. Here, you can dispose of loose or packaged tablets and capsules, bottled medicines, inhalers and medicinal cream tubes.  

Never take any biohazardous items such as syringes and EpiPen devices to a pharmacy. These must be disposed of in special sharps disposal containers and taken to one of our Civic Amenity sites.    

Before disposing of any medicines, be sure to remove all medicine packaging, information leaflets, and any plastic caps, cups or spoons. You can dispose of these in your green lid bin. Plastic inhaler casings should also be separated from the canister and disposed of in your green lid bin.  

You can dispose of any empty glass medicine bottles in your brown lid bin.   

Tablet and capsule packaging, as well as cosmetic items, must be disposed of in the black lid bin. 

Please select your locality from the list below, to see the list of pharmacies where you can discard your medical waste.

Agħżel il-Lokalità / Choose your Locality

Last updated on 08/10/2020

WasteServ Malta Ltd
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