Recycling in Orba
Since 18th February 2018 door-to-door rubbish collections have taken place in the village and some urbanisations including La Foia and La Palmeria. For the other urbanisations, including El Capso, the door-to-door collections do not apply and you should take your rubbish to the recycling point next to the mail boxes (buzones) on Calle de la Rota (east side). All residents of the urbanisations which operate a central recycling point have been issued with individual codes which they need in order to access the locked area. If you do not yet have a code, contact the Recycling Coordinator (details below).
This recycling exercise has been hugely successful and Orba has gone from recycling just 15% of waste to now recycling about 85%.
Several Spanish newspapers have reported this recently. To read this in Spanish click here or view an English translation here.
Recycling container kits are available to all residents to make it easier to separate waste. If you have not collected your free kit you are encouraged to do so by contacting the Recycling Coordinator. Organic/food waste must be deposited into bio-degradable bags and then the bags deposited into the brown bins. Additional free bio-degradable bags are available by contacting the Recycling Coordinator.
The Recycling Coordinator for queries/assistance is Neus Donet who is available at the Town Hall on Tuesday from 9am - 2pm and Thursday from 11.30am - 2.30pm. Alternatively, you can contact her by telephone or WhatsApp on 671 740 799 or by email email@example.com.
Plastic food trays
Tetra pak cartons, eg for milk, juices, etc
Hair removal wax cartridges (depilatory)
Foil seals and metal tops from wine and cava bottles
Paper or cardboard bags
Sheets of paper
(note: broken glasses and glass plates do NOT go here)
(in biodegradable bags only, which are supplied free from Town Council or to purchase in many supermarkets)
Spoiled food, without tray
Fruit and vegetable peelings
Leftovers of cooked food
Cellulose coffee filters
Wine & cava corks (not rubber)
Wooden toothpicks and matches
Paper towels (note: if used with cleaning or other products they should go into the grey bin)
Flowers and grass
Dog waste (should be put in separate bags)
Broken glasses and glass plates
Plastic meat wrappings
Paper towels (used with cleaning or other products)
Nappies/diapers, sanitary towels, tampons
Free Collection of Large Household Items
For free collections of large household items (old furniture, washing machines etc.) to request a collection you must telephone or WhatsApp Neus (Tel. 671 740 799) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The preferred method is to send an email, detailing the furniture etc. which is to be collected, along with your phone number and address. These “large item” collections will be carried out weekly from June 2020.
Please also note, this free service is only for collection of a maximum of 3 items of surplus/large furniture etc. If you have lots of items (e.g. a house clearance) then you must make private arrangements with a company to collect the items and pay for it. Apparently Dasi or Marorba can assist, or will refer you to the appropriate company.
Dry leaves etc. can be placed in the organic waste. Tree branches, prunings and other large items from your garden must continue to be taken to the Garden Waste/Recycling Centre which is situated next to the water treatment works on the road off Calle Dels Plans into the campo. Click here for exact location on Google maps. Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am - 1pm and payment must be made by credit or debit card. There is a charge of €1/cubic metre (or equivalent to one large white builder's bag) for normal garden waste and €25/cubic metre for any palm tree related waste for Orba residents (those on the Padron). Non residents will be charged more (see below). An alternative to using the Garden Waste Recycling Centre for palm tree waste is to contact El Capso resident and gardener Lee Cox who charges €15/bag (white builders bags 80cm x 80cm x 80cm). Lee can be contacted by email or by phone on 711 001 954.
Remember that when you arrive at the Ecopark you have to ask the person in charge where you can leave your stuff. It has been hard to get this service and we must take care of it. The service will be available every two weeks (see calendar below). You can take any type of bulky waste (mattress, wood, electrical appliances, etc), and also special waste (used cooking oils, cartridges, paint residues or varnishes, etc), except rubble. If you have any questions about any specific waste, send an email to email@example.com or call or WhatsApp Neus on 671740799.
View the schedule of the mobile Ecopark here
If you need to dispose of builder's waste, eg old tiles, Dasi charge €2.12 per capazo (rubber bucket). They have a facility at their main depot - just ask at the till.