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Civic Amenity Site
What happens to my waste?
Waste from CA sites
The waste collected at these sites is either exported overseas for treatment, treated locally, re-used for other purposes or recycled. In fact the purpose of these centres is to optimise the collection of certain types of waste and increase the recovery of secondary materials.
While small vehicles have unlimited entrance to Civic Amenity Sites, please note that larger vehicles require a permit to enter. It is possible to apply for CA Site any time online via http://statistics.wasteservmalta.com/casite_permit.aspx or via the Freephone 80072200 between Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm. For more information please visit: http://www.wasteservmalta.com/casites.
A battery powers equipment by converting its chemical energy into electrical energy. When batteries are improperly disposed of they can contaminate the environment as the chemicals drain out. These chemicals can leech into our natural resources, such as water or soil, putting people’s health at risk. Car batteries, in particular, contain a substantial amount of chemicals and metals, in some cases almost 20 pounds of lead and 16 ounces of sulphuric acid.
The recycling of batteries worldwide contributes to recover thousands of tonnes of metals including valuable metals like nickel, cobalt, and silver. This reduces the need to mine new materials, cutting CO₂ emissions and saving resources.
Disposing of your batteries
Battery bins for small batteries are found in various outlets on our islands, such as supermarkets, ironmongers, and other shops, while almost all schools and local councils in Malta & Gozo also keep a battery bin within their premises. Wasteserv collects these batteries and sorts them into their different types since each type is recycled differently. Batteries collected are then exported for treatment and recycling.
Check this list to find the closest store to your home which collects used batteries.
Car batteries can be safely disposed of at any of the Civic Amenity Sites in Malta & Gozo. Some local councils also offer a free collection service for car batteries as part of the bulky refuse service. Contact your local council to see if the service is available in your locality.
Are you interested in making a difference and contributing to the protection of our environment? If yes, place a battery bin at your shop or place of work, and Wasteserv will empty the container for free whenever it’s full. Contact Wasteserv via the Freephone 8007 2200 for more information.
Domestic items that can be taken to a Civic Amenity Site:
Note that Civic Amenity Sites are to be used by households and not by commercial and industrial waste producers. Also note that a maximum of 25litres of liquids is accepted at each visit to a Civic Amenity Site.
Aerosol sprays (not empty)
Cardboard boxes (large)
Construction waste (small quantities)
Nail polish removers