Respect for the environment passes through simple daily practices, by citizens and tourists alike, such as separate waste collection. Adding up small actions we can really change the world!
For a conscious and sustainable holiday, it is important to know how recycling works in our city. Please be aware that non-compliance with the rules (such as abandoning waste) incurs fines of up to € 500.
Respecting the environment and helping us to preserve the beauty of Florence and its territory is easy, just follow a few simple rules summarised in the leaflet in 5 languages, which you can find here. For any further information, please contact the owner of the accommodation of your stay.
In Florence there are five types of waste that must be sorted and disposed of in the special bins, marked by different colours: brown for organic waste; yellow for paper and cardboard; blue for plastic-metal-polystyrene-tetra pak packaging and containers; green for glass; and grey for non-recyclable waste. Please remember: street bins should only be used for small waste and not for waste produced within the accommodation facility.
A very useful tool, for immediate and correct information in various languages, is the free JUNKER app: we recommend you download it now. It allows you to identify the type of waste - also through the bar-code reader - to know where to dispose of it, also indicating the nearest stations or the operation of 'door-to-door' collection according to your stay.
It is essential to be informed that the collection methods may vary from municipality to municipality in the metropolitan area, but also from area to area in our city. In the historic centre, for example, you will find mainly underground bins - and door-to-door collection of paper and cardboard - while in other areas of the city there are surface bins (with or without a key). Tourists can open the dumpsters using the key by downloading the new App called Aprilo (available on Google Play and App Store) through a Bluetooth connection. In the more peripheral-hilly areas, on the other hand, door-to-door collection prevails, excluding glass (to be recycled in special bins), according to a predefined schedule.