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Special Waste

Get to know what to do with various types of waste.

Car Batteries

The lead / acid batteries can be delivered:

•  Ecocentro da Valorsul (up to 4 units / week)

•  Centros da Rede   Valorcar

Fluorescent Lamps

Citizens must deliver whole fluorescent lamps in a shop where you can buy new ones.

They can also be delivered in the REEE collection points (see this page at "Electrical & Electronic Equipment") and waste reception sites in the city.


Wood up to two cubic meters / week should be done in  Ecocentro da Valorsul.

For higher quantities, a request must be done to Valorsul or authorized companies (see list -  Portuguese Environment Agency).


Pharmacies are permanent reception points for medication packages and overdue drugs.

For more information contact  Valormed.

Used Cooking Oils

Used cooking olis can be deliveres in the following Waste Reception Locations.

Lube Oils

Batteries and Chargers

Any shop selling batteries and chargers, as well as supermarkets, are obliged to accept them free of charge.

Lisboa City Council ensures the collection of batteries through pilhões (batteries bank) installed along the Ecopontos.

The  Ecocentro da Valorsul also collects these residues, as long as the amount does not exceed 500 grams per week.

For quantities exceeding 100 kg, contact  Ecopilhas.


On the  Valorpneu website you can find reception centers for this type of waste.


There are periodic campaigns to collect X-rays, through its delivery in pharmacies. For deliveries outside that period please get in touch with the International Medical Assistance -  AMI.

Construction and Demolition Waste

Construction contractors are responsible for the management of construction and demolition waste (CDW), which can only be performed by authorized operators.

In Lisboa, citizens may request to the City Council to collect CDW, which will take place at a date, time and place agreed with the services.

For amounts up to 1 m3, and after evaluation by the services, the City Council  will remove the CDW and direct it for treatment completely free of charge. For higher quantities these residues can be removed for a fee, according to the Price Chart and Other Municipal Revenues.

The  Ecocentro da Valorsul also receives CDW up to 1 m3.

Green Waste

In Lisboa, citizens may request the City Council to collect green waste up to 1m3, which will take place at a date, time and place agreed with the services.

Electrical & Electronic Equipment

The responsibility for the disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste (EEEW) is always from the producer / importer.

EEEW include:

• Large household appliances

• Small appliances

• IT and telecommunications equipment

• Consumer equipment (Hi-Fi, camcorders, etc.)

• Lighting equipment

• Electrical and electronic tools (except large stationary industrial tools)

• Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)

• Monitoring and control instruments (scales, etc.)

• Automatic dispensers

According to the law, when buying a new electric and electronic equipment, traders are obliged to accept old EEEW with the same function.

EEEW can also be delivered in the following locations:

• Waste reception locations

•  Ecocentro da Valorsul

•  Entrajuda


In case of large EEEW, from particular houses, the City Council ensures their collection, on request of the citizens.

Plastic Lids

This type of waste must be deposited together with the bottle, jar, container or corresponding package.

There are national organizations that collect plastic lids for social purposes.

Toners and Cartridges

Toners and used cartridges can be sent to  AMI or other approved operators by the  Portuguese Environment Agency.

End-of-Life Vehicle

All end-of-life vehicles must be delivered to an authorized operator, free of charge. The list of authorized operators is available here -  Valorcar

The citizen can also deliver the vehicle to the municipal police.