Updated on June 25, 2019
What is a selective collection?
Selective collection can be understood as the process of separating waste according to categories ideal for recycling.
We have all seen the traditional colored dumps, which come with registration for paper, plastic, metal, glass, and organic materials. It is this type of separation that makes it possible to recycle the materials. Otherwise, the treatment would not be viable.
When the waste is deposited outside the selective collection process, the cost of separating the materials most of the time is higher than the value of the sale of the trash, making possible any possible recycling. But when segmentation is done in the act of disposal, there is the cost of separation, making recycling possible.
The selective collection is, therefore, only the process of separating waste in the act of disposal. For it to be well executed, it is essential that the materials remain separate throughout the final transport and disposal procedure.