Sort & Recycle


Food waste

In many places, food scraps and other food waste are collected separately. The energy can then be recovered and used for heating and fuel, while the nutrients are used to grow new food.

Different rules apply to what should be sorted out, depending on how the food waste will be treated. Always use the special bags distributed to households for food waste. And make sure no plastic packaging or other foreign objects end up in these bags. 

It is also possible to have a compost bin at home for food waste. Before starting to compost food waste, contact your municipality for more information and to register home composting.

Last updated: 2023-08-08