Collection of waste

Last updated: 23/02/2023


The Société Monégasque d’Assainissement (SMA) collects Principality residents’ bulky waste items free of charge.

Recyclable waste

The Principality has around 50 drop-off points at street level and underground, where waste can be sorted into different containers:

  • Green for glass
  • Yellow for packaging and paper

You can find all the information on recycling in the Principality on the Société Monégasque d'Assainissement (SMA)website. 

Bulky waste

Collection of bulky waste is available for free from Monday to Friday. Call the S.M.A. switchboard on (+377) 92 05 75 16 to arrange an appointment.

You can find all the information on collection of bulky waste on the Société Monégasque d'Assainissement (SMA)website. 

Household hazardous waste

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is waste which poses a danger to human health and the environment. Such waste is subject to special treatment and cannot, under any circumstances, be collected with normal household waste.


Bulbs and fluorescent lights

Logo Poubelle barrée

This logo displayed on bulbs or fluorescent lights means that they should not be thrown in the bin with household waste. Products which do not have this logo, such as filament or halogen bulbs, can go in the bin.


Batteries and rechargeable batteries

Batteries contain large quantities of heavy metals (mercury, zinc, lead, cadmium). These heavy metals pose a danger to health and the environment. A discarded watch battery can contaminate one square metre of ground and 1,000 square metres of water for 50 years.

This kind of waste is easy to recycle: current technology allows all of the materials which make up the battery or rechargeable battery to be recovered, including heavy metals.


Other types of hazardous waste

  • Vehicle oils and waste
  • Office waste (printer cartridges, electronic, IT or telephone equipment)
  • Small discarded home appliances
  • X-rays
  • Fire extinguishers
  • DIY waste (paint pots, rags and soiled materials, non-chlorinated solvents, aerosols, toxic chemical products, etc.)


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Access to public refuse collection points

Access to public refuse collection points is for residents of the areas listed below only, in accordance with current regulations.

List of areas concerned and accessible public refuse collection points:


Refuse collection points

Monaco Ville district

Don Pacchiero (behind Monaco Cathedral)

Rue des Remparts

Rue Princesse Caroline

Rue Princesse Florestine (pedestrianised section)

Rue des Orangers 

Rue Langlé

Rue Louis Notari

To obtain a badge that will enable you to access these refuse collection points, contact the Department of Urban Amenities on (+377) 98 98 77 22 or S.M.A. on 0 8000 20 40 (freephone number).

You can find all of the recycling points in the Principality on this interactive map