Important To Remember
Not all plastic can be recycled
If you really want to make a change and difference, Plan A is to reduce your plastic use as much as possible.
Bring your own containers for take out, use reusable water bottles, avoid plastic dishes and utensils, use natural materials when possible, and so on.
Not all plastic can be recycled, and it cannot be recycled infinitely. To avoid plastic in our environment and in our ocean, we first have to avoid plastic in our life.
If you cannot avoid plastic
If you tried your best, but for any reason you are not able to avoid certain plastics in your life, see if they can be recycled and if so, use the recycling bins around the island to dispose of these plastic items.
Don’t throw recyclable plastic into general waste bins. Give it a chance to have a new, usable life.
Bring it to us to Paviljoen Zeelandia or use the recycling bins. We all have to work together to limit the plastic that ends up in our ecosystem.
- Plastic bottles from drinks
- Plastic containers
- Single-use cups
HDPE & PP
- Plastic bottles from detergents
- Plastic bottles from cleaning products
- Bottle caps
- Aluminum cans
Mon, Tue: 7am to 5pm
Thu, Fri: 7am to 5pm
Sat, Sun: closed
On the map below, you can find locations of recycling bins on Curaçao. This includes both public and private bins. Please click on each pin to check if the bin is available for public.
Leave your recycling at the location
Recycling container outside of Carrefour entrance
Recycling containers at several locations and events. Check the map for specific locations.
How do I know which plastic type it 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 the type of plastic the product is made of.
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.
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, contact us.
How can I reduce my consumption of plastic?
Do I need to unscrew the caps from the bottles?
Yes, this will help us with recycling procedure. You can also pack all the caps into a separate bag.
For businesses and events
We provide individual recycling pick-up services for businesses as well as pop-up recycling bins for events.