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Metal pack­ag­ing

Only metal packaging belongs in the collection containers with the blue lid and the label “Metal packaging”.

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  • drinks cans
  • food tins
  • pet food tins
  • paint and varnish cans without residues
  • metal tubes (e.g. for mustard)
  • metal foils, lid foils (e.g. of yoghurt pots)
  • screw tops, lids and caps made of metal
  • tools (e.g. hammers, pliers, screwdrivers)
  • nails, wires, coat hooks
  • chassis and engine parts
  • metal beds or parts of them
  • household goods made of metal (e.g. knives, forks, spoons, saucepans, etc.)
  • varnish and spray cans with contents
  • paint and oil cans with contents
  • batteries (or return them to the store)
  • greaseproof paper
  • old electrical appliances (e.g. drills, mixers, vacuum cleaners)

Separate correctly:

  • Metal packaging may only be put into the collection container free of any residues (i.e. free of drops, trickles, brushed clean, scraped clean).
  • Metal packaging with residues belong in the residual waste.
  • Paint and spray cans may only be put into the collection container fully emptied and in an unpressurised condition. Never open cans!

Tips for separating waste:

  • The following fundamentally applies for paint and spray cans: If you are not sure about the contents, please take these containers/cans to the hazardous goods collection point or the recycling centre of Holding Graz.
  • For ecological reasons, do without drinks cans made of aluminium; instead, give preference to returnable bottles made of glass!
  • Put your metal packaging in a clean state in the collection container! You thus avoid unpleasant smells.

Where can I get a collection container?

  • Graz waste app

    When will rubbish be collected, how should waste be properly separated, what can and cannot be put in the dustbins? These questions are answered by our free-of-charge waste app "Graz waste" - you can also receive news from waste management directly onto your smartphone!

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