There is a mistake in the garbage sorting map that brushes the screen in the circle of friends! Here comes the official publication

 There is a mistake in the garbage sorting map that brushes the screen in the circle of friends! Here comes the official publication

However, if you throw garbage according to this picture, you are likely to throw it wrong!

Late in the night of June 12, the Shanghai Municipal Waste Management Office, through its Wechat Public Number Where Waste Goes, dispelled rumors and pointed out one by one the mistakes in this unknown source of garbage sorting picture on the screen of Friends Circle.

The garbage sorting pictures forwarded by the circle of friends, marked with small forks, are all wrong. The pictures in this article are all from the Wechat public number Where is the garbage?

Wet garbage: basically no problem

Harmful Waste

Error 1:

This form incorporates many household medical items into hazardous waste, such as wound bandages, medical cotton swabs, medical gauze, syringes, etc.

We can understand the reason for this classification, as if the word medical naturally has a sense of danger and waste, and naturally it is a direct or potential hazard to human health or the natural environment.

But first of all, the production of such medical supplies in our life is very small, which is different from the large amount of medical waste produced in hospitals and other medical places.

Secondly, before entering the terminal disposal, there are pretreatment and sorting links related to manual sorting. As a matter of fact, it is not safe for such used materials to contact with human body directly.

Thirdly, the production of harmful waste in residential areas is small, so the frequency of cleaning and transporting is far lower than that of dry waste, which also has potential health hazards in the community.

Therefore, the cotton swabs, gauze and bandages produced sporadically by families, especially syringes, are recommended to be put into hospitals, community hospitals or pharmacies with medical waste recycling facilities; if they can not be put into practice, they can be burned safely and put into dry garbage.

Error 2:

Lighters, color palettes, watercolor pens, fluorescent sticks, expired cosmetics, hair gels do not need to be picked out separately. They can be thrown into the dry garbage can.

Error 3:

Perfume bottles are generally made of glass, so they belong to recyclables. Similarly, there are metal gas tanks. Remember to empty these items before putting them in.


In fact, there are not many harmful garbage in our life. Waste batteries, lamp tubes, medicines, paints and containers are the most common harmful garbage in our life.

Recyclable items: This list basically follows the principle of glass-gold plastic paper clothing

Error 1:

Toothbrushes are not recommended for recycling bins, but for dry garbage.

First of all, it has been in close contact with the human body; secondly, the composition of the front end of the toothbrush is not plastic. Therefore, this kind of composite material can be directly put into the dry garbage bin.

Error 2:

The requirement of recyclable materials is clean and dry, and the contents need to be cleaned and put in. The contents of the toothpaste skin are difficult to clean completely, so the toothpaste skin is better than dry garbage.

Dry garbage

Error 1:

Old bathtubs, bad toilets, old sinks, bricks, dregs, tiles, these all can not be counted as daily life garbage, they belong to decoration garbage. When throwing these garbage, it should be put into the designated decoration garbage throwing point in the community.

About decoration garbage in the Shanghai Municipal Construction Garbage Management Regulations, there are clear provisions and throwing requirements, oh, littering is also illegal.

Error 2:

The pots, jars and cups mentioned above, if they are made of glass, metal or plastic, still have certain recycling value. Likewise, wooden combs and basketballs can be recycled, so this kind of pots can be put into recyclable barrels.

Error 3:

Peanut shell belongs to wet garbage.

The correct chart should be as follows

At the same time, the Wechat Public Number Where Waste Goes officially released an accurate picture of garbage classification, namely Shanghai Municipal Solid Waste Classification and Delivery Guidelines 2019, according to which the best choice is to classify the garbage.

Official release guide.

Source of this article: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Li Wan_B11284