Household Waste Recycling in Portugal

Household Waste Recycling in Portugal

Household waste is recycled in Portugal from color-coded bins (ecoponto) in many municipalities.

Household Waste Recycling in Portugal


These recycling bins are pictured in the pretty town of Vila Nogueira de Azeitão.

Yellow is for plastic (plastic bottles etc) and metal, green is for glass (bottles should be uncapped) and blue for paper and card (newspapers, magazines, cardboard boxes etc). The grey bin is for non-recyclable, non-hazardous, household waste. Organic waste goes in the brown bin if available (not pictured here).

Portugal recycles about 28% of its urban waste which is below the European average of 46%, according to Reuters.

Glass recycling bin.
Green is for glass
Information (in Portuguese) on recycling household waste is available at www.omeuecoponto.pt

Electrical appliances can be taken to a larger recycling center. Waste that cannot be recycled is disposed of in landfills and in incinerators.

Household Waste Recycling in Portugal
Blue is for paper

Household Waste Recycling in Portugal
Yellow is for plastic
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Recycling bins
Recycling bins on the Algarve

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Reboleira Station Lisbon

Reboleira Station, Sintra Line, Lisbon

Reboleira is a Lisbon railway station in the west of the Portuguese capital.

The station is on the Sintra Line (Linha de Sintra) west to Sintra and the Azambuja Line to the suburb of Azambuja. It is also the northern terminus on the Blue Line of the Lisbon Metro. The metro station is a short walk from the CP station and opened in 2016.

Heading west towards Sintra the next station is Amadora; heading east back in to central Lisbon the next station is Santa Cruz - Damaia.

Reboleira Station, Sintra Line, Lisbon

Buses

Various buses connect with the stations. These include the Lisbon bus 767 from Campo Mártires da Pátria to Reboleira metro station. Suburban buses include the following services:

20 Algés Station to Amadora (Estação Sul)
105 Queluz (Monte Abraão) to Reboleira (Metro)
108 Reboleira (Metro) to Queluz - Belas Station
109 Reboleira Station - Circulação via Damaia de Cima
144 Belém Station to Cacém (Bairro do Grajal)
145 Reboleira Station - Circulação via Urbanização Casas do Lago / Amadora (Hospital)
185 Lisboa (Marquês de Pombal) to Amadora (Hospital)
186 Amadora (Hospital) to Falagueira Station
189 Amadora (Estação Sul) to Falagueira Station

Access - Getting There

Avenida D. Carlos I, 2720-161, Amadora

The CP ticket office is open Monday to Friday from 6.45 am to 8.30 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9.30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm.

Stations in Portugal

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Trofa Station

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758 Lisbon Bus

758 Lisbon Bus

The 758 bus in Lisbon runs from Cais do Sodre to Portas Benfica. The 758 connects with Rato metro Station, Campolide, Sete Rios, and Reinaldo Santos before arriving at Portas Benfica.


Schedule

The first bus from Cais do Sodre is at 6.10 am daily with the last bus at 12.10 am. At peak times in the morning up to 9 buses run per hour.

Other Lisbon bus routes covered include: 714727728, 730, 736, 738, 767 and 783.

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Mini Mercados in Lisbon

Mini Mercados in Lisbon

Many of the mini mercados (convenience stores) in Lisbon are owned and operated by immigrants, often from India, especially Portugal's former colony in Goa, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

These open all hours stores sell beer, wine, fruit and vegetables and general everyday necessities: bottled mineral water, cigarettes, coffee, feminine hygiene products, razors, sugar, tea, tinned goods, toothpaste, etc.

Mini Mercados in Lisbon
Supermercados Sarkar

Some of them also act as places to store luggage if they are signed up to the luggagehero scheme. Look out for the symbol in the window: an orange suitcase with a white star.

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Namaste Mini Mercado, Lisbon
Luggagehero symbol
Luggagehero symbol
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