If you are participating in #MakeTheTurtleSmile campaign, please bring your plastic to Paviljoen Zeelandia during our opening timesMon, Tue: 7am to 5pm; Wed: closed; Thu, Fri: 7am to 5pm; Sat & Sun: closed

You can drop-off your plastic at two locations:

At Sambil

Green Phenix Recycling container
Outside of Carrefour entrance

Available 24/7

Recycling collection station at Sambil Curacao by Green Phenix
At our headquarters in Paviljoen Zeelandia

24 Polarisweg
Willemstad, Curaçao

Available 24/7 (leave it at the location).

Green Phenix recycling at Zeelandia


  1. Unscrew bottle caps from bottles and put them separately.
  2. Clean the plastic: wash the bottles and containers. We cannot recycle dirty plastic.

What we recycle:

Plastic recycling on curacao - PET

PET (1)

Plastic recycling on curacao - number 1
  • Plastic bottles from drinks – all colors
  • Plastic containers
  • Single-use cups
  • Other
Plastic recycling on curacao - HDPE and PP

HDPE (2) and PP (5)

Plastic recycling on curacao - number 2 and 5
  • Plastic bottles from detergents – all colors
  • Plastic bottles from cleaning products – all colors
  • Bottle caps – all colors
  • Other
Aluminium recycling on Curacao


Aluminium recycling on Curacao
  • Aluminium cans

How do I know which plastic type each bottle or container is?

On each plastic bottle or container (or its packaging) you will find a triangle with 3 arrows and a number in the middle. This number represents a different type of plastic.

At the moment, we can only recycle plastic types that have number 1, 2 and 5 (as seen above.)

If the bottle or container doesn’t have any number on it, you can still bring it to us, but please put it separately. We will try to find out which plastic type it is and see if we can recycle it.

How can I reduce my consumption of plastic?

We’ve published an article with some suggestions how you can easily swap plastics for reusable alternatives. Read the article “Ways to reduce your single-use plastics”.

What if these locations are too far for me?

If enough people come together to request a new recycling container in your neighbourhood, we will install it there. So gather your neighbours and local businesses, contact us, and we will work together with you to build new plastic drop-off locations.

If you are a business, you can sign up for our scheduled plastic pick-up services from your location. For more information, see our Plastic Pick-up Services.

Do you have a business?

We offer scheduled plastic pick-up services, for stress-free plastic recycling.

Learn more