Why do we separate food waste?
Food waste is just too good to throw out. It can be recycled and made to into Biogas or natural fertilizer. Therefore, we need to separate food waste into its own wheelie bin. The regular garbage will still go to the regular bin for household waste.
The food waste must be put in the green plastic bags and in the outdoor food bin - black bin with a brown lid.
We empty the outdoor food bin every 2 weeks.
Plastic bags for your food waste
If you have your own bin for food waste, you can get more trash bags for food waste by tying a green food waste bag to the handle of the food bin on the day where your bin is emptied. The garbage collector will then put a roll of bags on the lid after it is emptied.
If you live in a housing association, you must contact your janitor when you need bags.
If you live in an apartment building and share a food bucket with others, we continue to deliver bags for food waste once a year. Contact the Waste Office on 76 16 16 16 to find out when.
You can also collect the green food waste bags yourself collect for free at all four recycling sites and at libraries and citizen service centers.
You can also order extra plastic bags at our webshop here. The bags are free, but you will be charged for delivery.
Tie a knot on the plastic bag
We suggest that you tie a double knot on your plastic bag. It is important that you close your bags very well to avoid smell and maggots. If the bag is closed really well, the smell will not attract flies. It is important to avoid that flies lay eggs in your food waste, because it will later turn into maggots.
This is how you separate your food waste
Meat and fish waste, also bones
Sauces, kitchen grease and frying oil
Eggs and shells
Bread and dessert leftovers
Fruit and vegetables, also peelings and cut-offs
Rice and Pasta
Coffee grounds, Tea leftovers as well as used filters
Paper towels used with food products
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Animal excrements and feces
Hay and straw used for animals
Animal hair and fur