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Metal pack­ag­ing

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

A bin for metal packaging stands on a pavement in front of a house facade, next to it are two bicycles
© achtzigzehn/Hinterleitner
  • 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!