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Check the timetable and get ready for the garbage classification in Guangzhou
Update: 2019-07-31     Source: Newsgd.com

Guangzhou and Shenzhen officials recently approved a plan for compulsorywaste classification. Before September, all residential communities in Guangzhouwill be equipped with color-coded dustbins in order to begin scheduled garbageplacement and collection.

The implementation timetable includes:

1. Before July 16th, residents should be informed of pick-up routes and theinformation hot-line.

2. Before August, residents should be familiar with the hot-lines ofdifferent districts.

3. Before September, residential communities will be equipped with garbageclassification dustbins in designated places.

4. Before the end of October, every village will contain a set of color-codeddustbins in specific places and give out related guidance to residents.

5. Before November, residents should have garbage recycle stations in place.Residents should also know when to take out rubbish at specific times andplaces.

6. Before December, each street will be equipped with at least threefull-time supervisors for waste classification. Each community will be equippedwith at least one specialist to supervise and guide the accurate classificationof waste.

7. By the end of December 2020, Guangzhou will withdraw all dustbins incorridors. One hundred and seventy towns (streets) in the 11 districts ofGuangzhou will implement the compulsory garbage classification system.

Communities should set a fixed transport timetable and route based onhousehold waste placement times and amounts of garbage. Recyclable and hazardousgarbage should be cleared each week. Kitchen waste and other garbage must becleared daily.

If the type (including color, logo, etc.) of the dustbin does not match thetype of garbage truck (including color, logo, etc.), the rubbish collector willrefuse to transport the garbage. If the type of garbage does not match thedustbin, rubbish collectors will also refuse to transport the garbage.

There will be blue (recyclable waste), green (food), red (hazardous waste)and gray (other waste) dustbins in Guangzhou. Here’s the specific garbageclassification guide:

1.Recyclable waste (Blue bin)

1) Paper: books, envelopes, paper bags, cardboard boxes

2) Plastics: plastic toys, plastic bottles, foam plastics

3) Glass: glass bottles, window glass

4) Metals: knives, iron pans, zip-top cans, nail clippers

5) Drink cans

2.Food waste (Green bin)

1) Scraps: grain, meat, vegetables, sauces, spices

2) Leftover: hot pot seasoning, fish bones, coffee residue, residue of TCMherbs

3) Expired food: cakes, candy, pet food

4) Fruit: rind, seed, pulp

5) Flower & plant: leaf, branch, petals

3.Hazardous waste (Red bin)

1) Batteries: storage battery, lead-acid battery, button cell

2) Bulbs: fluorescent tube, halogen bulb, energy-saving bulbs

3) Medicine: pills, expired medicine

4) Thermometers: mercury thermometer, mercurial sphygmomanometer

5) Paint: paint cans, nail polish, hair dye

6) Film: x-ray film, photo film

7) Poison: disinfectant, pesticide, rodenticide

[Handle carefully with a package; empty contents of pressurizedcontainers]

4.Other waste (Grey bin)

Paper napkins, toilet paper, diaper, hair, cigarette butts, nylon, mirrors,dust, bubble wrap, pottery, pens, plasticine, plastic bags, used towels

Remember to make sure your waste is disposed of in the right bin.

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