The city of Krakow is preparing to introduce new colors to the spectrum of municipal rubbish bins in the interests of better waste management.
Currently residents should segregate their trash into three containers: yellow for plastic/metal/cardboard/paper, green for glass, and blue for miscellaneous waste which cannot be recycled.
In two months’ time, however, there will be five colors:
- Green for glass (no change)
- Yellow for plastic and metal
- Blue for paper
- Brown for bio waste (such as uneaten food)
- Black for other
In order to accommodate people who may have difficulty storing so many bins, the city is considering possibilities to allow the use of different color bags for some residences instead.
Trash collection fees will remain the same.