Where do the materials I sort and place in eco-containers go to? Is it true that the materials put in eco-containers are all mixed up inside the collection vehicle?  

A very common question among citizens is if materials are mixed up after being sorted by them. People often have the misconception that paper/cardboard and packaging are mixed up inside the collection vehicle. There's also the misconception that recyclable materials are mixed up with unsorted waste. The following explanation will hopefully demystify these false ideas:
The recyclable materials disposed of in eco-containers, which are placed near public roads, are collected by proper vehicles (usually, with a crane), which are not prepared for the collection of unsorted waste (placed in the conventional 4 wheel green containers for unsorted waste; this is collected by vehicles with tilt devices and compaction systems).
In case of deep collection eco-containers (molok), materials are also collected by vehicles with cranes; in this case, the vehicles are similar to those used for the collection of deep collection containers for unsorted waste, but the similarities are limited to the type of vehicle.
All recyclable materials collected from public road eco-containers or moloks are transported to Lipor's Sorting Plant, by proper vehicles and through specific circuits, and no materials are mixed up (with the exception of materials mixed up by citizens due to lack of knowledge or carelessness);
All cargo that comes from eco-containers is inspected, according to the regulations of the Quality, Environmental and Safety Certification of the Sorting Plant.
The unsorted waste is sent to Lipor II (Energy Recovery Plant) and the reception process is similar to that of the Sorting Plant, because the Energy Recovery Plant also has a Quality, Environmental and Safety Certification.
With this process we ensure that recyclable materials from eco-containers are properly transported to the Sorting Plant without being mixed up with unsorted waste. For optimisation reasons, some vehicles collect 2 different types of recyclable materials (e.g. paper and packaging), however, the materials are placed in different compartments and discharged in different areas at the Sorting Plant.
Lastly, recyclable waste should always be placed inside the eco-containers (or collected through specific circuits, such as door-to-door circuits) and not near the containers, on the floor (often near containers for unsorted waste), as they may be collected as unsorted waste, because the type of vehicles used for the collection of recyclable waste (with cranes) don't allow the collection of waste placed outside the eco-containers.
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