January 7, 2020
Clean New year: utilization holiday products
Utilization of live Christmas tree
Although natural wood is considered more environmentally friendly than artificial, its utilization causes a lot of problems. First, most people refer old Christmas trees to containers, which creates an additional burden for garbage removal companies. Second, the natural Christmas tree decomposing at the landfill is a source of methane and hydrogen sulfide.
The tree can also be picked up directly from your home. Truth, for a fee.
Finally, it can be handed over to a zoo or other animal protection organization. But there is a limitation: the tree must have green, not crumbled branches. The zoo will not take a bare trunk or a tree with dry needles.
But farms that contain goats will accept willingly: these animals love to eat spruce branches.
Utilization of artificial Christmas tree
Artificial trees are made of plastic, so they must be utilize of as other plastic waste.In practice, this process is not regulated by any rules. And not all plastic utilization companies use such products. However, we advise you to try to negotiate with similar organizations. Otherwise, the artificial Christmas tree will have to be utiliz of as household waste.
Utilization hazardous waste
This category includes two types of Christmas products:
- garlands. Like any electrical products, they contain dangerous substances for humans. It is recommended to take them to special organizations along with used batteries and lamps;
- pyrotechnics. Fireworks and firecrackers are flammable, so they need to be "neutralized" before utilization. Leave them for two days in a container of water. After that, send in household waste.
Guide to sorting garbage
Starting from January 1, 2020, separate garbage collection points began to appear in some Russian cities.
packaging made of cardboard and Kraft paper;
boxes of candy and other sweets.
In a container with plastic thrown out:
Glass containers from drinks should be sent to a container with glass. And aluminum cans can be handed over to the point of reception. However, not all companies work with small volumes of aluminum from individuals.
Other waste, including foil tinsel, gift bags, and Christmas tree toys, can be disposed of in household waste.
Leave the garbage along with the problems in the outgoing year!