Dear Beijing residents:
Waste sorting in Beijing has become mandatory by law as the newly revised Regulations on Household Waste Management in Beijing Municipality came into effect on May 1st, 2020.
Therefore, we kindly offer the following reminders:
Firstly, be more aware of green living by sorting garbage.
This can be integrated to your daily life and work as part of a more environment-friendly lifestyle that embraces simplicity and frugality. Start sorting your household waste right now, and start with your own home.
Secondly, get familiar with waste sorting system in Beijing.
Household trash falls into four types: recyclables, kitchen waste, hazardous waste and other waste. Relevant information can be found on websites of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management (csglw.beijing.gov.cn/E/) and Beijing Municipality (www.ebeijing.gov.cn), both of which are accessible through the QR codes attached.
You can also use the Mini Program “Guide to Waste Classification”(la fen baodian,垃分宝典) from the WeChat Account “City Management” ( guanli chengshi,管理城市), which allows you to search for garbage sorting rules by voice, photo or text.
Thirdly, get accustomed to sorting garbage every day.
Set up separate bins for your kitchen waste and other waste. Prepare bags for your recyclables.
Classify your household waste every day and then put them into the corresponding dustbins in your neighborhood.
Fourthly, lead an environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
Recycle old items and choose recyclable products over non-recyclable ones. Reduce using disposable products.
Make reasonable orders at restaurants following “Clean Your Plate” campaign. Buy cleaned vegetables and avoid over-packaged products.
Since we all produce waste, we should also learn to classify them properly.
Sorting and reducing waste engage you and me. Together we can build a cleaner and greener Beijing!
Join us in waste sorting!
Guide to waste sorting
Recyclable electronic waste includes: used computers, printers, photocopiers, fax machines, scanners, projectors, TVs and air conditioners, etc.
Recyclable paper includes: old newspapers and magazines, cardboard boxes, calendars and envelopes, etc.
Other recyclables include: used plastic, packaging, textile, metal and glass, etc.
Hazardous waste includes batteries made from such materials as nickel-cadmium, mercury, and lead-acid; fluorescent lamp tubes (including compact fluorescent lamps), thermometers, sphygmomanometers, drugs and their packaging, paint, chemical solvent and its packaging.
Kitchen waste includes food leftover produced during or after cooking, such as rice, noodles, pastry, meat, bones, vegetables and fruit peels, etc.
Moisture should be drained before disposal. Packaging of expired food should be removed, such as glass, ceramics, metal, plastic and rubber.
Other waste includes polluted or non-recyclable paper, plastic bags, ceramics, single-use batteries (such as alkaline batteries), meat and bones that are difficult to chemically digest, disposable food packaging and tableware, cigarette butts, dust and toilet waste, etc.
Blue Recyclables Glass, milk carton, metal, plastic, paper, coke can
Red Hazardous waste Batteries, electronic devices, paint buckets, expired drugs, old light pipes, insecticide
Green Kitchen waste Bones and offal, vegetable stems and leaves, fruit peels, fruit shells, tree branches and leaves, leftovers
Black Other waste Textiles, cigarette butts, polluted paper, broken ceramics, dust, disposable tableware