Garden waste

Sort the garden waste at a waste reception station or in the property’s composter or compost bin.

Twigs and brushwood

  • all tree and bush branches
  • hedges that have been cut down
  • roots of bushes, with soil removed

Garden waste

  • leaves and needles from trees and bushes, and waste accumulated when the lawn is raked
  • groundcover, weeds
  • root balls of perennials
  • shrub and hedge trimmings
  • fruit and cones that have fallen from trees

Twigs and brushwood and garden waste are only accepted as separate deliveries, which must not contain mixed waste or any other misplaced waste. Garden waste placed in plastic bags must be emptied at the waste reception station.

NOTE: seed-containing parts of invasive non-native species of plants such as lupine and japanese rose must be brought to waste reception stations separately packed in a plastic bag and sorted into mixed waste. 

What happens to garden waste after sorting?

Twigs and brushwood are crushed and utilised as energy for incinerators. Garden waste 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.

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