Biowaste

Sort biowaste (foodwaste) in the property’s biowaste bin or composter. Sort biowaste in the mixed waste bin if no biowaste bin or composter is available.

  • food waste, fruit peelings, waste from vegetables and
    root crops, eggshells
  • coffee grounds and tea leaves, along with filter papers
  • waste from fish and small bones
  • solid fats
  • kitchen roll and paper napkins
  • flower soil and plant waste
  • wood chips and sawdust (not from impregnated wood)
  • wood-based pet bedding
  • paper bags or newspaper used as a drying agent

Pour liquids and cooking liquids down the drain. Cooking oil and liquid cooking fats should be packaged securely in a plastic bottle or a milk carton and disposed of as mixed waste. Small quantities may be absorbed in kitchen tissue and disposed of as biowaste.

Biowaste may be collected in biodegradable bags made of corn starch or paper bags, or wrapped in newspaper.

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.