Over 260 local municipalities, from the Golan Heights in the north to Eilat in the south, take part in the collection and recycling of family size plastic bottles. Residents are requested to collect their empty plastic bottles and place them in the recycling bin scattered throughout the country.
The ELA Recycling Corporation is responsible for providing the collecting infrastructure and for educational activity and publicity.
In recent years the corporation deployed thousands of recycling bin, as of the end of 2015's first quarter there are over 22,000 recycling bin placed throughout the country. The recycling bin is manufactured in two main models: the green tree designed by Chen Giterman and the flowers model designed by Michael Mikolski.
The encouragement of recycling is accompanied by an extensive campaign aimed at motivating towards action – bottles don't fall to the trash bin – only to the recycling bin!
The removal of bottles from the recycling bin is performed by removal contractors who won the bid directly from the municipality they are serving.
The number of recycling bin in the municipalities is measured according to an index of a single recycling bin for every 400 people and the location of the recycling bin within the municipality is determined by the municipality.
The municipalities are requested to contact us through the agreement in all that relates to the supply, placement, maintenance, and clearing away of plastic bottles collected in the recycling bin within the local municipality, subject to the principles appearing in the memorandum of understanding.
The year 2001 brought with it a fresh new design for the recycling bin…
The heads of the local municipalities and regional councils were invited to select fresh new models of recycling bin.
Three models won the competition" beautiful recycling", a competition for architects and designers to design recycling bin which were selected by the public and a team of judges.
The fourth model designed by architect Michael Mikolski has been manufactured for several years and situated in many places around the country.
Today, the recycling bin is manufactured in two main models: the green tree designed by Chen Giterman and the flowers model designed by Michael Mikolski.