As stipulated in the Packaging Law, local authorities, having been defined as “in-charge of waste collection”, are obliged to determine the guidelines regarding the sorting of packaging waste, as well as to set a schedule for the collection and disposal of sorted packaging waste.
The waste sorting agreements will be set and executed by the local municipalities, in a manner which will enable Tamir to meet the recycling targets detailed in the Packaging Law.
As stipulated by the Ministry for Environmental Protection policy, local municipalities may set one of three waste sorting agreements for packaging waste:
Two-track Sorting at the source (wet-dry) — Under this arrangement, there will be two designated retention vessels, one for packaging waste mixed with the rest of the dry waste, and the other for wet waste. The process of sorting the packaging waste will be completed once the dry waste arrives at the transit station.
Three-Track Sorting at the Source, or Packaging Waste — A designated container for packaging waste (orange), along with a container for dry waste, and a wet waste container (for the three-track method), or along with a mixed (wet-dry) container (for the Packaging Waste method).
Sorting at the recycling center (designated tracks, subject to Tamir’s approval) — Under this system, designated containers will be installed for packaging waste, glass, cardboard and paper, plastic and metal.
For a list of local municipalities that have already entered an agreement with Tamir, click here.