packaging materials from all other household waste on a daily basis.
packaging completely from all residue.
of packaging loose in the bins , and not tied-up in bags.
We NEVER throw common waste
into the Blue Bins of packaging recycling.
and of course… we transmit the recycling message to our friends and acquaintances.
Sorting at source
Α. After collecting their used packaging separately in their household, citizens are asked to dispose of it in the Blue Bin of their neighborhood.
Β. The Blue Bin serves for the recycling of any sort of packaging material (plastic, glass, paper-cardboard, aluminum, tinplate), thus making the process of recycling simpler for inhabitants and the placement of bins in public areas more functional.
The packaging materials accumulated in the Blue Bins are collected on a regular basis by the specialized vehicles that HERRCO has provided the municipalities with and are then transferred to the Recycling Sorting Centers (RSCs).
Sorting at the RSCs
Using specialized electromechanical equipment along with careful hand sorting, the packaging materials arriving at the RSCs are separated in: paper-cardboard packaging, liquid cartons, print paper, several plastic packaging materials (PET, HDPE ect.), plastic film, glass bottles and containers, aluminum and tinplate packaging.
Transfer for recovery
Following their sorting, packaging materials are compressed, baled or/and placed in special cases (glass and tinplate) to be dispatched to respective industries for the development of new products.
new aluminum tin
new tins or steel products
bags, barrels, bottles, thread for fleece cloth etc.