Municipality of Córdoba: how the different kinds of solid waste should be separated.


The new collection system implemented by the Municipality of Córdoba requires the neighbors’ collaboration, who must adapt to the changes too. For that reason, the municipality has described in detail what the process is like with the different kinds of waste.

As to the green waste, it is removed once a week. This includes branches, weeds and trunks no bigger than two square meters and everything has to be put in bags or put together in tied up heaps on the sidewalk, without blocking the pedestrians’ way. The frequency and the schedule can be checked in the official website. 

The construction and demolition waste (debris, construction remains and pieces of rubble) will be removed every 15 days, preferably in bags. The volume must not exceed 1,000 kilos or 2 cubic meters, equal to 10 contractor-like trash bags, approximately, and they must not block the way either.  

The bulk waste, such as furniture not being used and electrical appliances (or their parts) must be disposed of by unit. The damaged pars must be put in bags. It must be informed whether the waste can be repaired or it must be disposed of so that it is appropriately handled. In this case, pick up must be scheduled with the local concessionary company and the waste must be placed on the sidewalk allowing passage and without damaging trees.

“The green waste, the bulky waste and the construction remains are removed only with appointments scheduled with the company,” emphasized the municipality in their official website.


Furthermore, the Municipality highlighted that “regarding the specific service of porte-à-porte collection, the waste must be disposed of in dumpsters or in bags and picked up from within the facilities.”

Big Generators

Those who produce more than 200 kilograms or 400 cubic meters of garbage per pick up are forbidden from disposing of their waste on the sidewalk. “They must have a place inside their facilities for temporary storage and be responsible for a collection service with an authorized carrier,” they point out.

To that end, they must be registered with the Dirección de Higiene Urbana (“Urban Hygiene Board”) in order to obtain the Admission to the Registro de Grandes Generadores de Residuos (“Big Waste Generators Registry”) of the city of Córdoba; and submit that document to the Área de Habilitación de Negocios (“Businesses Authorization Area”) and/or Dirección de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental (“Environmental Impact Assessment Board”).

Translator: Gisel Presno