Sort biowaste (foodwaste) in the property’s biowaste bin or composter.

  • leftover food
  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • coffee grounds and tea leaves, along with filter papers
  • solid and liquid food fats
  • waste from fish and small bones
  • tissue papers, such as kitchen roll and paper napkins
  • flower soil and plant waste
  • small wooden items, such as ice cream sticks and toothpicks
  • vitamins and micronutrients without their packaging

Pour liquids (not food fats) and cooking liquids down the drain. Sort cooking oils and liquid cooking fats in biowaste absorbed in tissue paper.

Package in a paper bag, biodegradable bag or paper wrapping.

Sort biowaste in the mixed waste bin if no biowaste bin or composter is available.

What happens to biowaste after sorting?

Biowaste is processed at a biogas and composting plant, where raw biogas is produced in a dry fermentation process. This is then processed into biogas that is similar to natural gas in composition. The gas is directed to the natural gas network and used as transport fuel for example. The remaining material from the fermentation process is transferred to the composting plant for composting and used as a soil improvement agent or processed into soil.