Glass and paper are recycled here very easily.
There are receptacles on the street separating glass by color: groen, rest and wit.
Green, "the rest" and white.
Paper goes in the receptacle on the left.
Beer bottles can be returned for money at the supermarket along with some plastics. I still can't find a place for recycling metals, or smaller plastics. I'm washing and collecting them on a shelf at the moment.
I bring up the glass recycling because I had so much fun with it earlier this week.
That little receptacle in the picture is for several town blocks.
This is Europe! There is no way it could fit the wine bottles of all the people in the area!
Unless it is emptied every day, it must fill up and overflow daily...
So when I approached it with my bag (more than a few, more than a month's worth) of wine bottles, I decided I'd leave the bag behind, if necessary...
Awesomely, it wasn't necessary because
under the green box is a vast, deep reservoir.
Each bottle goes down the chute and falls with a loud satisfying crash and the glass breaks apart.
SMASH! Tinkle tinkle.
I immediately set out to buy more wine.
They should consider doing this in Brooklyn!