Biowaste consists of organic, decomposable, solid matter.

​What is sorted into biowaste?

  • fruit and vegetable peels
  • food waste
  • fish bones and bones
  • solidified grease
  • tea bags or leaves and coffee grounds, coffee filter paper
  • soft paper, such as kitchen towels, paper napkins, tissues
  • plant parts and dried flowers, small amounts of garden waste
  • wood-based litter from pet cages (for example, sawdust and pellets)

TIP: Drain the liquid from food waste into the sewer, so that the waste is not too wet.​​

​​​What should not be sorted into biowaste?

  • cooking oils and other liquid greases > sort into mixed waste in a sealed plastic container
  • liquids > into the sewer
  • biodegradable diapers, sanitary towels > mixed waste
  • plastic bags > mixed waste
  • milk and juice cartons > cardboard
  • drugs > pharmacy
  • cat litter (sand, clay, bentonite, etc.) > mixed waste​
  • cat or dog waste > mixed waste
  • chewing gum, ash, cigarette stumps > mixed waste

​TIP: Pack used cooking oil into a closed plastic bottle and dispose of it as mixed waste. Small amounts can be absorbed into paper towel and put into biowaste. In professional kitchens, the cooking oil can be collected separately.​

Download and print the sorting guide for biowaste here.

Thank you for sorting biowaste!