The Campaign

The Rojales Town Council is kicking off a public information and awareness campaign on the separation and recycling of organic waste in brown bins to meet the European Union’s waste targets. The goal is to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and become a leading municipality committed to sustainability.


What goes in the brown bin?

The following goes in the brown bin

  • Fruits, vegetables and their scraps
  • Cooked and uncooked meat, fish and their scraps
  • Eggshells, nuts and shellfish
  • Natural undyed vegetable cork stoppers
  • Coffee and tea grounds
  • Food-soiled paper towels and disposable napkins
  • Smaller garden and pruning waste (leaf litter, dried flowers, twigs and potting soil (without the pot)
  • Smaller wood waste, sawdust and matchsticks (toothpicks, wooden cutlery, etc.)

The following does not go in the brown bin

  • Sanitary pads, nappies and used toilet paper
  • Masks and gloves
  • Cat litter, animal faeces or rodent or bird bedding
  • Ashes and cigarette butts
  • Hoover or dustpan waste
  • Remains of cleaning or hygiene products
  • Cooking oils, vinegars and other liquid fats and greases
  • Solid or liquid medicines and their packaging
  • All waste that must be recycled in another bin or in the mobile recycling centre or special waste collection/recycling centre, such as: coffee, glass or ceramic capsules, light bulbs and batteries, pans, electrical and electronic equipment, etc.)