Recycling on Andros
Does recycling work on Andros?
When we chat with friends, family and visitors, we sometimes ask, “Do you recycle? The answer is often, “But does recycling work here? There is sometimes rubbish in the recycling bins, they are often overflowing, I’ve even seen a dead goat in there!” or “I would recycle, but I don’t know where it goes”.
Yes, it’s true – the bins are often full and overflowing. The waste is often blown around by the wind, and the bins have missing or broken lids. And the service does not always appear to be regular.
So, it may not look like it, but recycling does work
The recycling services on Andros have been operating continuously for almost ten years, apart from a few short breaks in service, operated by various subcontractors.
In October 2021, the recycling service changed and recyclables are now being collected directly by the Municipality workers.
Please recycle, and with your help, the recycling system will improve.
We can all contribute. It’s easy to recycle, so let’s do our part.
Don’t be discouraged if you find a full or overflowing bin. Your patience and persistence are needed to improve this situation.
We all play a role in how well the recycling systems function, and the content of the bins depends on our behaviour. So please continue to separate your recycling waste and dispose of it in the appropriate bin or location.
Ready to recycle? Use the right bin!
Recycling Bins and Special Recycling Locations
- See where are the nearest recycling bins in your area
- See here you can recycle certain product categories, such as batteries, electrical appliances or light bulbs.
Recycling Questions & Suggestions
A-Z Waste Directory
Want to know how you can dispose of anything from A to Z?
Look in the A to Z Directory of Waste items.
Everything you need to know about recycling is on this page
Found a full recycling bin?
Please inform the appointed recycling official at the Municipality. Help improve the service.
Please don’t throw your recyclables into the general waste bins. Find another bin or take your waste home.
Questions & Suggestions
Do you have a question or any suggestions regarding recycling?
Just let us know.
Recycling is one of the most important things you can do to reduce the amount of waste left on Andros.
More simple ways to reduce waste
Let's just do it together!
The initiative “Clean Green Andros” envisions Andros as the greenest and cleanest island in the Cyclades, a model of sustainable island for residents but also a model of sustainable tourist destination for its visitors.