Sorting of waste

All household waste is recycled. The recycling is done in two different kings of thrash bins. Biowaste to its own container and energy waste (dry waste) to its separate container.

Glass, metal, paper and card board are recycled separately and SHOULD NOT be put among household garbage. Look for the eco-points near by you, usually these can be found e.g. near schools or in supermarket parking areas.

Biowaste / organic waste (Biological waste)

  • food leftovers
  • fruit and vegetable peels
  • coffee filters and teabags
  • eggshells, bones
  • kitchen paper, napkins
  • flowerpot soil, bits of plants
  • cooking grease

Notice that biowaste must be disposed of in paper bags or bio-plastic bags that meet the EN13432 standard (like Bioska or bioMat). These bags can be found in all convenience stores.

Dry waste (Energy waste)

  • non-recyclable waste
  • dirty plastic packagings
  • packing materials
  • soiled paper and cardboard

Paper and brown carboard

  • dry and clean paper
  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • advertisements
  • envelopes

Please flatten out any cardboard boxes so they take up less space in the container.

Plastic packagings

  • Plastic food wrappings: plastic yogurt cups, plastic butter, meat, cheese and other food packages
  • clean plastic shampoo and soap bottles
  • clean plastic cans
  • plastic bags and wrappings
  • NO HARD PLASTICS such as toys or pieces of furniture


  • tin cans
  • metal lids and caps
  • metal dishes and objects
  • aluminium dishes


  • Clean glass bottles and containers