Paper, organic waste, some hazardous waste, and any packaging made from glass, metal, plastic or composites, are recyclable. Therefore, for economic and ecological reasons, it is very important to sort them correctly.
The "Abfall Trenn-ABC" (Waste Sorting ABC), issued by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW), provides instructions on how to collect and sort waste correctly. As waste collection policies in Austria differ between regions, especially concerning plastic packaging and metals, the instructions also include advice about one’s municipality or waste management association through which one can obtain specific information about the waste collection regulations at the town or municipality where one lives.
You can order the Waste Sorting ABC from the BMLFUW.