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SUSTAINABLE NOSARA

YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THINGS SUSTAINABLE IN NOSARA

WASTE MANAGEMENT
& RECYCLING
NOSARA RECYCLES
REFUSE  >  REDUCE   >  REUSE
Our online guide for waste management and recycling solutions help Nosara businesses and residents live sustainably by reducing the amount of waste they produce and managing their waste in a sustainable manner. From refusing a single-use plastic bag at the grocery store (bring your own bag) to sorting your solid waste into proper containers, our online guide is a helpful assistant in every day living. Looking for eco products without packaging? We have it, and much more.
TYPES OF
WASTE
NOSARA
RECYCLES
WASTE QUICK
TIPS
WASTE
RESOURCES
Local recycling is carried out by the Nosara Recycling Association, a non-profit organization. Learn more information on their website, including: pick-up schedules and routes; collected materials; and volunteering opportunities in the Nosara area. The charge for recycling service is $150 annual for Residential homes and $30-90 monthly for businesses. Please contact Nosara Recicla to determine your rate. Contact Nosara Recicla +506 8884-7676; nosararecicla@gmail.com
TYPES OF WASTE
These are the types of waste you produce and how to dispose of them properly.

DID YOU KNOW?

Recycling pick-up in the Nosara area is carried out by a community-based initiative. Learn more at NosaraRecicla.com

WASTE & RECYCLING

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

WASTE CONTAINERS & COMPOST BINS
PICK-UP SCHEDULES 
& ROUTES

The Nosara Recycling Association provides recycling collection service throughout the greater Nosara area. You can find the details of the different routes on their website. Items for recycling must be clean and dry (especially the cardboard) and placed in a transparent bag in a visible place on the side of the road the day before or before 7am on the day of collection.

COLLECTED
MATERIALS

Visit the Nosara Recycling Association website to learn what collected materials are accepted for recycling. Here are the materials the Recycling Center receives:
Plastics #1 (bottles)
Plastics #2 (gallons)
Plastics #4 (non-metallic plastic bags)
Aluminum cans
Tin cans and other metals
Glass of all colors
Clean and flattened cardboard
Clean and flattened TetrapakTetrapak/brik

VOLUNTEERING
OPPORTUNITIES

The Nosara Recycling Center receives volunteers from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 12pm. You must send a WhatsApp message at least one day prior to reserve your space. Follow Nosara Recycles on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about community cleanups, beach cleanups, collection campaigns, etc.

RECYCLING SERVICES CHARGES

The charge for recycling service is $150 annual for Residential homes and $30-90 monthly for businesses. Please contact Nosara Recicla to determine your rate: Tel. +506 8884-7676; Email nosararecicla@gmail.com

PRECIOUS PLASTICS
NOSARA

The Precious Plastics Nosara program is a collaboration with the Nosara Recycling Association and the Wildlife Conservation Association to recycle plastic into products that will be sold to ensure ongoing recycling in our community.

These are the appropriate types of separation methods, curbside containers, and composting bins.
METAL CAGE CONTAINERS
Put your trash bags in a curbside metal cage container so wildlife cannot get access to your trash.
COMPOST BINS
Place organic food waste in a closed bin to avoid attracting wildlife and convert your waste into compost you can use in the yard. 
CEMENT CONTAINERS
Place trash inside a closed, wildlife-proof cement container for curbside pickup along the route.

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WASTE MANAGEMENT QUICK TIPS
HOW TO REDUCE YOUR IMPACT
  • Make sure you are up-to-date with your property taxes. This covers trash collection. 
  • Place trash inside a closed (wildlife-proof) metal or cement container for curbside pickup along the route.

  • Make sure you are up-to-date with payments to the recycling center. Make a payment to Nosara Recycles here.

  • Recycle all plastic bottles and containers (#1 and #2); plastic bags (#4); metal (aluminum or tin); tetrapack; cardboard; glass.

  • Place clean, dry recyclables inside a transparent bag and next to/on top of your trash bin on the day prior to pickup for your route.

  • Separate and compost organic waste.

  • Use hand towels instead of disposable paper towels.

  • Skip the plastic bottles! Install a water filter or purchase a water dispenser in a returnable bottle.

  • Purchase products in returnable glass or recyclable containers only. Even better, buy in bulk and use refillable containers.

  • Do not use single-use plastics, and avoid plastics PVC3, PP5, PS6, or 7 which cannot be recycled in Nosara.

  • Use only reusable foodware.

  • Use a set of reusable grocery bags which are available in most supermarkets.

  • Do not burn trash or send it to illegal dump sites (see info below).

DID YOU KNOW?

The nearest sanitary dump is located in Santa Cruz, although many illegal dump sites consistently pop up in the area where garbage is set on fire and pollutes our air and water.

WASTE

MANAGEMENT

HOW TO DISPOSE OF WASTE
Hire a truck to properly dispose of bulk waste and make sure construction waste is not going to illegal dumps. Trucks must have authorization from the Municipalidad de Santa Cruz “Autorización Disposición Final en Relleno Sanitario” and should provide a photo of the dated receipt with a stamp from the landfill. Contact Jairo Jiron: +506 8837-0126
COMPOST BIN & WASTE CONTAINER SUPPLIERS
LOCAL COMPANIES & CONTACT INFO

2

360 SOLUCIONES VERDES

Plastic compost bins for single-family domestic use.

(506) 8305-2279

3

HUERTO ORGANICO

4

GREEN SOLUTIONS

5

BIO FUTURA

6

CONSTRUCTORA Q & Q

Gredin Quirós
gredinquiros@gmail.com
+506 8449 8555

7

ABM DE COSTA RICA

Containers for organic waste: Electric compost bins; domestic and industrial bio-digesters.
ventas@abmcr.com

8

RENVASA

Containers for solid waste: Metal and plastic tins, sacks and jumbo sacks, jugs, drums, buckets, tanks.

(506) 8839-5821

(506) 2439-7453

info@renvasa.com

9

RECIGLOBAL

Containers for solid waste: Garbage cans, recycling stations, furniture and others. 
Review online catalog.
(506) 6370-7819

(506) 2102-9418

(506) 2215-2443
 

10

PLASTIMEX

Containers for solid waste: Trash cans, recycling bins. 
(506) 2453-9270

11

NOVEX

Containers for solid waste: Recycling bins.
(506) 4404-9797

HOW TO COMPOST
Start your sustainable journey with our composting resources.
SOLID WASTE
Listed below are local businesses that specialize in solid waste management.
LOCAL COMPANIES & CONTACT INFO

1

PROYECTO L-ECO

Recycling Collection: Beach micro-plastics, plastic caps, eco-blocks.
(506) 8413-4900

2

PROYECTO EXPERIMENTAL LA FE

Unprocessed organic waste (raw) and processed (cooked) organic waste.
(506) 8813-9407

3

BIOFUTURA

Organic fertilizers, microorganisms.

(506) 2262-8460

(506) 8865-2392

(506) 6220-4462

4

PROYECTO DE ORGANICOS

Valentín Jiménez
Unprocessed (raw) organic waste and processed (cooked) organic waste.

(506) 8550-6267

5

PROYECTO DE ORGANICOS LAS DELICIAS

Unprocessed (raw) organic waste and processed (cooked) organic waste.

(506) 8819-2968

6

PROYECTO DE ORGANICOS LA PALMITA

Unprocessed (raw) organic waste  and processed (cooked) organic waste.

(506) 8538-6454

7

SOLIRSA 
SOLUCIONES INTEGRALES DE RECICLAJE S.A.

Non-Traditional Waste

(506) 2296-0086

(506) 6080-4115

8

CHATARRERA SOL Y SOL

JORGE ELIECER S. MERCADO

Non-Traditional Waste: Appliances, iron, aluminum, copper, cardboard.

(506) 8315-2104

(506) 8791-3067

9

BAJO EL OCEANO DEL SUENO

CENTRO DE ACOPIO MARIELA

Non-Traditional Waste: Scrap metal, electronics, house-hold appliances, lead acid batteries.

(506) 2560-2171

(506) 8702-1457

10

VALU SHRED 
COSTA RICA VSCR S.A.

Non-Traditional Waste

(506) 2441-8226

(506) 7200-2952

11

GESTION DE RESIDUOS DE MANEJO ESPECIAL M & L S.A. 
(GREEN COSTA RICA)

Non-Traditional Waste: Fluorescent and compact light bulbs, electronics, batteries, refrigeration equipment.

(506) 8858-2029

(506) 2201-2000

12

PUNTO SEGURO

Non-Traditional Waste: Expired and obsolete medicines and their containers, for human and veterinary use.

(506) 8325-2970

13

TDM AMBIENTAL

Non-Traditional Waste: Solid and sharp non-pathological bio-infectious medicines, and expired medicines.

(506) 4100-1300

(506) 8830-9030

14

COMERCIALIZADORA BRICAL

Non-Traditional Waste: Scrap metal, construction waste.

(506) 8453-7715

(506) 8491-4243

15

RECO RECICLADORA S.R.L.

Non-Traditional Waste: Scrap

(506) 8389-6538

16

LUIS BONILLA

Non-Traditional Waste: Scrap metal, construction waste.

(506) 8706-9625

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
Electronic waste and batteries can be dropped off at Gollo or Audiomasters in Nosara.
GOLLO & AUDIOMASTERS CONTACT INFO

1

GOLLO

Electronic waste and batteries drop off.

Nosara, Barrio Los Arenales 600 metros sur del Ebais, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

(506) 2682-5572

2

AUDIOMASTERS ELECTRONICS STORE

Electronic waste and batteries drop off.

Contiguio a Organico Deli Guanacaste GUIONES, Nosara, 50206, Costa Rica
(506) 2682-0085

WASTE

RESOURCES

PERSONAL HYGIENE
ECO PRODUCTS
Shop at these Nosara local stores that sell personal hygiene eco products to reduce your carbon footprint.
LOCAL COMPANIES' CONTACT INFO

1

CAPUCHINO NATURAL

Organic cosmetic products: Sunscreen, creams, repellents, and more. 

(506) 8379-3345

2

LEFFAS NATURAL

Personal hygiene and cosmetic products: Natural, organic, vegan.
(506) 6248-7520

3

FLORINA

Personal hygiene and cosmetic products: Natural, organic, vegan.
(506) 8618-6763

BULK PURCHASING
Shop at these Nosara local stores that have bulk purchasing options to reduce waste generated from packaging.
LOCAL COMPANIES & CONTACT INFO

1

ORGANICO

160, Provincia de Guanacaste, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2102 9081

2

MERMAID CLEANING SUPPLIES

Route 160 Nosara behind the Gas Station,

Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 5300

 

3

YVY HOVY

Contiguo a la Gasolinera, Local 7 , Nosara, Costa Rica, 50206

ECO PRODUCTS:
HOUSEWARE,
FURNITURE, &
CONSTRUCTION
Shop at these Nosara local stores that sell eco products to reduce your carbon footprint.
LOCAL COMPANIES' CONTACT INFO

1

COMPRAS SIN PLÁSTICO

Single-use plastic substitutes: Home products, kitchenware, and personal hygiene products.

(506) 8520-8999

2

TESORO TICO

Single-use plastic substitutes: Home products, kitchenware, and personal hygiene products.

(506) 7027-2208

3

BOTANIKÓS

Easily degradable cosmetic and cleaning products.
(506) 2224-9207

(506) 8832-6872

info@jabones.cr
eduvigesortiz@ice.co.cr

4

BAMBU TICO

Furniture, handicrafts, nurseries, and construction with bamboo.
(506) 2771-8570

(506) 2771-8569

(506) 2771-3756

ventas@bambutico.com

5

NAMUBAK

Sustainable adventure clothing and accessories.

(506) 7075-7788

6

JACARANDA

Single-use plastic substitutes: Home products, kitchenware, and personal hygiene products.
(506) 8911-3414

7

BAULA

Single-use plastic substitutes: Home products, kitchenware, and personal hygiene products.
(506) 8460-6489

SINGLE-USE PLASTIC SUBSTITUTES:
FOOD CONTAINERS
Shop at these Nosara local stores that sell eco products to reduce your carbon footprint.
LOCAL COMPANIES' CONTACT INFO

1

BX FOOD COMPANY

Single-use plastic substitutes: Food containers
(506) 7077-2557

2

ST DISTRIBUIDORA

Single-use plastic substitutes: Cardboard takeaway food containers.
(506) 2430-2790

(506) 8866-9625

(506) 8987-9292

3

MAYCA

Single-use plastic substitutes: Cardboard takeaway food containers.
(506) 6041-3706

(506) 4100-4200

4

DIMPACK

Single-use plastic substitutes: Paper straws and take away containers. 

(506) 2297-2818

(506) 7159-2063

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SINGLE-USE ITEMS
Put them in a non-transparent bag and place it inside your curbside bin.
RECYCLABLES
Clean and separate them in a clear transparent bag, and place it on top of your curbside bin the night before pickup.
ORGANIC WASTE
Keep organic waste out of your trash. Compost it or bury it in your yard! Don't throw it in the jungle or you'll attract wildlife.
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