The recycling in Kyiv is not centralized and might look a bit complicated. Here’s a map and a list of addresses where you can recycle domestic waste. All materials should be clean to avoid contamination – wash out bottles, cans, yogurt pots etc. before recycling.

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This is the map of recycling facilities around Kyiv where you can recycle waste. You can hand over such materials:

  • Paper: newspapers, books and magazines, cardboard of all kinds;
  • PET: bottles of all colors, polycarbonate bottles (cooler bottles), polyethylene bottles and cans, bottle covers and rings;
  • Polyethylene: 1st category colorless, dense (shrink), 2nd category colored, dense, clean (except black), stretch, plastic boxes of all colors, plastic furniture (without metal), aluminum cans for beer and sweet water;
  • Fiberglass: broken window glass, broken glass bottles.

#NoWasteRecyclingStation

25, Saperno-Slobidska str. (Demiivska metro station), Tue-Fri 14:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 10:00 – 14:00

You can hand over such materials:

  • Paper: newspapers, books and magazines, cardboard of all kinds, white paper
  • Glass: non colored glass, colored glass
  • Metal: tin cans, aluminum cans
  • PET: bottles of all colors, non-colored PET,
  • HDPE: nonfood products containers (household chemicals, cosmetics), white HDPE bottles (Lactalis, Danone yogurts )
  • Polypropylene bottles
  • HDPE, LDPE, PP bottle caps
  • Polyethylene
  • Polystyrene
  • Tetra Pak
  • Electronics and battaries

 

#SilpoRecycling

9, P. Kalnyshevskoho str. (Minska metro station), Tue-Fri 17:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00

You can hand over such materials: Plastic, metal, paper, glass.

Laska

3, Lypynskoho str., Mon-Sun 10:00 – 21:00; 15, Malopidvalna str., Mon-Sun 10:00 – 21:00

Laska is a charity shop. You can bring clothes, shoes, perfume, accessories, bags, outerwear, books, small furniture and gadgets. By giving things to Laska you will participate in charities that help children, the elderly, animals, the environment.

#ECOSTRUM initiative


STRUM music video by ONUKA that was filmed in a landfill near Kyiv. The singer wants to draw attention to pollution of the environment and to encourage people to recycle the garbage. The monetization royalties from watching it will be transferred to support the operation of new waste sorting facilities.