Garbage and solid urban waste

They are those residues, garbage, waste or waste that are generated in urban centers or in their areas of influence. Solid urban waste is made up of organic waste (food, surplus food), cardboard, paper, and in general inorganic materials such as glass and plastic.

Knowing the different types of urban waste is essential since, due to the large amount that we generate and its own composition, it constitutes one of the main environmental impacts that we produce. That is why recycling garbage is very important.


These residues are those formed by food remains and by activities related to gardening (pruning, grass,…). They are deposited in the ORGANIC CONTAINER



This waste is made up of bags, plastic packaging, toy parts, tin cans… They are deposited in the YELLOW CONTAINER


These residues are those formed by bottles, jars,… They are deposited in the GREEN CONTAINER


This waste consists of paper, packaging, boxes, newspapers and magazines. They are deposited in the BLUE CONTAINER


According to the data presented by Ecoembes, only in 2019, Spaniards deposited 8.1% more containers in yellow and blue containers compared to the previous year

Educational resources

For the smallest of the house, Ecoembes has prepared some games with which to learn more about the world of waste recycling