Ecofone (Eco-phone)

An ecobin at the distance of your phone.
With Ecofone service we promote the separation of recyclable material, in order to increase the amount of materials delivered in the Sorting Plant for recycling.
How does the Ecofone service works?

Since June 2000 we have been providing this service, that consists of a free door-to-door selective collection for recyclable materials (paper and cardboard, glass, plastic and metal packaging) being available through a toll-free number for the city of Porto, and that is specially intended for the commercial, services and catering sectors.


This service is intended, preferably, to the following sectors:
  • Tertiary sector: services and commerce (shoe shops, copy centers, supermarkets, advertising agencies, print shops, offices, banks, insurance companies, travel agencies, etc.);
  • Educational institutions (that don't have ecobins available);
  • Public Administration Services;
  • Horeca establishments (hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and similar businesses).
The recyclable materials are collected by properly identified teams in commercial vehicles, which allow a good mobility around Porto.

In order to ensure Ecofone's efficiency, the date and time for collection are always previously agreed with the person who requests the service, according to its availability and the amount of material to collect (minimum 3 bags). The bags are replaced free of charge as collected.

Office Hours

  • Customer phone service is available from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm, from Monday to Friday. Outside these periods you can leave a message.
  • Collection goes from 7 am to 8 pm, from Monday to Friday.
For further information, please contact ecofone@lipor.pt (remeber that Ecofone service is only available for the municiplality of Porto).
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