There are 50 ground-level or underground "personal recycling points" in the Principality for recycling waste into containers, as follows:
- Blue for paper
- Green for glass
- Yellow for packaging
You can find all the information on recycling in the Principality in the brochure Recycling guide (French only)
Bulbs and fluorescent lights
This logo displayed on bulbs or fluorescent lights means that they should not be thrown in the bin with household waste. Products which do not have this logo, such as filament or halogen bulbs, can go in the bin.
Batteries and rechargeable batteries
Batteries – whether they are rechargeable or not – contain large quantities of heavy metals (mercury, zinc, lead, cadmium). A discarded watch battery can contaminate one square metre of ground and 1,000 square metres of water for 50 years.
This kind of waste is easy to recycle: current technology allows all of the materials which make up the battery or rechargeable battery to be recovered, including heavy metals. So all of the materials can be reused.
A dozen traders have containers specially designed to collect this waste in their shops:
- Carrefour –Centre commercial de Fontvieille
- Carrefour City - Rue des Genêts
- Casino - Boulevard Albert 1er
- Condamine Bricolage - Rue de Millo
- Ecomarché - Avenue Hector Otto
- Petit Casino - Lacets Saint Léon
- Picco et fils - Avenue Saint Charles
- Pro Center - Avenue Albert II
- Spar - Avenue des Spélugues
The Monaco-Ville post office also accepts these categories of waste, and Monaco City Hall has a collection box for batteries and rechargeable batteries.
You can also take your waste to SMA (3 Rue du Gabian) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturdays.
All the containers are collected by SMA. Used bulbs and fluorescent lighting are taken to the SOFOVAR recycling centre in Fréjus, while SCRELEC takes charge of recycling batteries and rechargeable batteries (www.screlec.fr ).
- Recycling guide 7 MB