German in Germany

Trash and Recycling

Trash and recycling bins

Recycling is considered very important in Germany. Besides paper, glass, cans, and plastic, each homeowner also recycles batteries, milk and juice containers (tetrapack), and garden compost. Recycling is picked up from the front of each home for a fee. In addition, there are recycling bins virtually everywhere. Certain containers have a special green circle indicating they need to go in the 'yellow sack.'