Separately collected biowaste is utilised at our biogas plant. Biowaste and sewage sludge is processed into biogas and Ranu soil conditioner granules.
You can put the following in the biowaste container:
- leftovers and food that has gone off
- fruit and vegetable peelings and stems
- dregs from steam juicers
- coffee and tea grounds and used filter bags and tea bags
- egg shells
- fish guts and small bones (e.g. from pork chops)
Food oils, fats and leftovers containing a lot of liquid, such as soup, can be filtered, for example, through newspaper or an egg carton, after which they can be sorted into biowaste.
You can package biowaste even though the container has a protective bag. Packing it prevents the container from getting dirty and beginning to smell. A good way to pack biowaste is to use a paper bag or a bag made out of newspaper. Paperboard packages, such as biscuit and cereal packets, are also well suited for packing biowaste.
Biowaste is collected separately from properties with at least five apartments. Smaller housing associations in urban areas can join the collection if they wish. We recommend that residents of detached houses compost their biowaste in a thermally insulated composter or, alternatively, detached houses can also join the collection by establishing a group with other detached houses. Ask our customer service team for more details.
When necessary, you can also take biowaste to a waste station where a fee will be charged for it in accordance with the price list. The maximum amount is 240 litres in one go. In the autumn, you can take, for example, any extra apples you may have to the waste station whose staff will deliver them elsewhere to be put to good use.
Biowaste can be deposited in the home’s waste container for combustible waste if the property has no arrangement for separate collection of biowaste, or composting.