Mixed waste

Sort the mixed waste in the property’s mixed waste bin.

  • coffee and potato crisp bags, empty medicine blister packs and other packaging containing aluminium not
    suitable for recycling as metal
  • nappies, sanitary towels and other toiletries
  • footwear
  • rubber, leather and artificial leather products
  • PVC, plastics with code 03 and other unrecognised plastic products: toys and toy packaging, plastic wallpaper, floor coverings, trimmings, hoses, pipes, gloves and mittens, raincoats, coated tablecloths, transparencies, plastic folders and cards
  • rugs and carpets with a rubber lining
  • light bulbs, halogen lamps and fuses
  • mirrors, chinaware, ceramics, window glass, glassware
  • vacuum cleaner bags, cigarette stubs, chewing gum and ashes (cooled and packaged)
  • packages that contain food and large bones, such as from ham
  • VHS cassettes and cassette tapes, CD and DVD discs and their plastic boxes, floppy disks and colour cartridges

Big amounts of mixed waste and large items are to be taken to the waste reception station. Waste reception stations do not accept normal everyday household waste.

What happens to mixed waste after sorting?

Mixed waste can be processed at a sorting plant where components to be used for energy production and as a raw material are mechanically separated. The recovered raw materials are used by the manufacturing industry, while the remainder of the recovered material goes to energy production. Only a small fraction of the waste, mainly stone material, goes to landfill.