Waste sorting

Where does the waste go?

Among the waste that accumulates in every household are a lot of valuable raw materials that can be reused. Correct sorting saves money. On the other hand, incorrect disposal can result in higher council charges that the landlord can pass on to the tenant. It’s just as annoying when rubbish is thrown thoughtlessly around the neighbourhood, on nearby land for example, instead of been disposed of properly.

This is why we, as consumers, are asked to sort our waste, and if possible avoid it. In this way everyone can help to ease the burden on the environment, and even save money in the process. We’d like to give you a few tips to help with this.


How do I sort my household waste?

Sort your waste by paper, glass, packaging and plastics, organic waste and non-recyclable waste. What goes into each container? Here’s a summary.


Recycling bin (yellow or orange)

all waste made of metal, plastic and composite materials, e.g. yogurt pots, plastic strainers, tin cans, old cooking pots, packaging


Green bin

used glass, sorted by colour


Blue bin

paper and cardboard


Brown organic bin

eftover fruit and vegetables, plant waste, leftovers from meals (not meat), coffee grounds and tea leaves, including filters / bags


Grey bin

Household waste / non-recyclable waste


Not all bins are available at all locations.


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