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Waste for villas and terraced houses

Do you live in a villa or terraced house and are you unsure how to sort your waste? Find answers in the ‘yes please’ and ‘no thank you’ list or search for a specific waste item in the ABC of Waste.

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Your waste must be sorted so that it can be recycled. If you are unsure how to sort the different waste types, see the lists below for an overview.

If you are unsure about sorting specific waste items, look them up in the ABC of Waste (page in Danish)

Food waste

Food waste must only be sorted into the green bags we distribute. The bags are for food waste only and must not be used for your residual waste or for other purposes.

Do not overfill the bag and always tie a knot. Place it in the container carefully so that it does not burst. Change the bag more frequently during periods of hot weather to avoid odours, flies, etc.

Yes please to:

  • All food waste without packaging
    (both cooked and raw)
  • Bread and cakes
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat, cold cuts, bones
  • Leftover rice, potato, porridge and pasta
  • Cheese and milk products
  • Egg shells
  • Seafood and fish
  • Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags
  • Cut flowers
  • Fat and gravy

No thanks to:

  • Nappies, sanitary towels, cotton buds and
    disposable wipes (residual waste)
  • Pizza trays (residual waste)
  • Napkins and kitchen paper (residual waste)
  • Garden waste (garden waste)
  • Cat litter (residual waste)
  • Pet bedding (residual waste)
  • Biodegradable plastic (residual waste)
  • Potted plants and soil (garden waste)
  • Ash and cigarette butts (residual waste)

Residual waste

Residual waste consists mainly of hygiene waste and small pieces of discarded materials.

Yes please to:

  • Pizza trays
  • Soiled paper and packaging
  • Napkins and kitchen paper
  • Empty packaging tubes
  • Bags from crisps, coffee and frozen food (with metal film)
  • Nappies
  • Sanitary towels and cotton buds
  • Vacuum bags
  • Soot and ash (in a sealed bag)
  • Sweepings (in a sealed bag)
  • Cigarette butts
  • Animal droppings and bedding, etc.
    (from rabbits and hamsters, for example)

No thanks to:

  • Food and drink cartons (plastics bin)
  • Hazardous waste (e.g. energy- saving light bulbs and batteries) (environmental waste box, recycling centre)
  • Electronics (environmental waste box, recycling centre)
  • Chemicals (environmental waste box, recycling centre)
  • Recyclable waste (recyclable waste bins, public recycling stations, recycling centre)

Paper

Waste paper must be clean and dry when placed in the container.

Yes please to:

  • Newspapers and printed matter
  • Ads and brochures
  • Magazines and weeklies
  • Comics
  • Printer paper
  • Envelopes, window envelopes and letters
  • Receipts
  • Paper bags

No thanks to:

  • Food and drink cartons (plastics bin)
  • Pizza trays (residual waste)
  • Porridge sachets, flour bags and dirty paper (residual waste)
  • Gift wrap and ribbon (residual waste, bulky waste, recycling centre)
  • Cardboard, card and egg boxes (bulky waste, recycling centre)
  • Books (recycling centre)
  • Plastic sleeves and plastic foil (plastics bin)

Glass

Glass packaging must be emptied of liquid so it is non-drip, and food residues must be scraped out. Do not use resources such as hot water and soap for cleaning, as this will eliminate the beneficial environmental effect. Labels may remain attached. Unscrew metal caps and recycle them with metal.

Yes please to:

  • Glass bottles (with deposit)
  • Glass packaging
  • Jam jars
  • Preserve jars
  • Wine bottles
  • Drinking glasses (non-crystal glass)
  • Glass vitamin bottles
  • Shards of all of the above

No thanks to:

  • Ceramics, porcelain, stoneware, crystal glass, oven-proof glass and dishes (environmental waste box, recycling centre)
  • Glass packaging from chemicals and light bulbs (environmental waste box, recycling centre)
  • Flat glass (e.g. window panes and mirrors) (recycling centre)
  • Medicines and pill bottles (pharmacy, recycling centre)
  • Light bulbs (environmental waste box, recycling centre)

Plastic

You may put both soft and hard plastics in the plastics bin.

Food and drink cartons from juice, milk, etc., must be recycled and collected in the same bin as plastic.

The plastic, food and drink cartons must be emptied of liquid so that it is drip-free, and any food residue must be scraped out. Do not use resources such as hot water and soap for cleaning, as this will eliminate the beneficial environmental effect. Labels may remain attached.

Place the plastic loose in the bin and separate the various parts as far as possible. Do not put the pieces of plastic in a bag.

Bags from crisps, coffee and frozen food consist of several composite materials and therefore cannot be recycled as either plastic or metal, so they have to go in with residual waste.

Empty packaging bearing the health hazard label (exclamation mark) can be sorted as plastic. Packaging with other hazard labels must be placed in the environmental waste box or taken to the recycling centre.

Yes please to:

  • Food and drink cartons
  • Plastic packaging (empty of contents)
  • Plastic lids
  • Plastic trays
  • Plastic pots, cans, buckets
  • Plastic bottles (non-deposit)
  • Plastic foil/household film
  • Plastic bags
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • Plastic toys (no PVC or electronics)
  • Bubble wrap
  • CD and DVD sleeves

No thanks to:

  • Plastic packaging from chemicals (environmental waste box, recycling centre)
  • Plastic with electronics and batteries (environmental waste box, recycling centre)
  • Bags from crisps, coffee and frozen food (with metal film) (residual waste)
  • Polystyrene and plastic-like polystyrene food trays (residual waste)
  • Biodegradable plastic (residual waste)
  • Pharmaceutical packaging (pharmacy, recycling centre)
  • PVC from rainwear, wellington boots and plumbing (recycling centre)
  • Tarpaulins and balls (recycling centre)
  • Gutters and drainpipes (recycling centre)
  • Melamine (e.g. mixing bowls) (bulky waste, recycling centre)

Metal

Metal packaging must be emptied of liquid so that it is drip-free and scraped free of food residues. Do not use resources such as hot water and soap for cleaning, as this will eliminate the beneficial environmental effect. There is no need to remove labels.

Bags from crisps, coffee and frozen food consist of several composite materials and therefore cannot be recycled as either metal or plastic, so they have to go in with residual waste.

Aerosol cans and small electronics have to go in the environmental waste box. Large metal objects that are difficult to fit in the container must be handled as bulky waste or taken to the recycling centre.

Yes please to:

  • Cans
  • Beer and soda cans (non-deposit)
  • Metal lids and caps
  • Tea-light metal
  • Foil trays
  • Small pots and pans
  • Cooking utensils and cutlery
  • Coffee capsules
  • Tinfoil/silver paper
  • Nails and screws
  • Fixtures and mixer taps

No thanks to:

  • Metal containing electronics and batteries (environmental waste box, bulky waste, recycling centre)
  • Bags from crisps, coffee and frozen food (with metal film) (residual waste)
  • Aerosol cans (environmental waste box, recycling centre)
  • Gas cylinders, gas bottles and gas cartridges for an outdoor gas grill (recycling centre)

Hazardous waste and small electronics (environmental waste box)

The environmental waste box is for hazardous waste and small electronic devices.

Yes please to:

  • Batteries
  • Small electronics, e.g. mobile phones
  • Toys, cards and shoes with lights and batteries
  • Light bulbs, including energy-saving, halogen and incandescent bulbs
  • Chemical and oil residues (including empty packaging)
  • Paint residues
  • Weedkiller and fertiliser
  • Poison for vermin
  • Cleaning agents
  • Aerosol cans and lighters
  • Thermometers
  • Cosmetics and personal care products
  • Ceramics, stoneware, oven-proof dishes/glass, porcelain and crystal glass
  • Porcelain and ceramic shards, etc. (in a transparent bag)

No thanks to:

  • Syringes, medicinal residues and packaging (pharmacy/recycling centre)
  • Spontaneously combustible rags and fluids (recycling centre, soaked in water and enclosed in glass with a tightly sealed lid)
  • Gas cylinders (recycling centre)
  • Fireworks and explosives (recycling centre; illegal fireworks must be handed in to the police)

Garden waste

Garden waste is the organic waste generated by gardening.

You can put garden waste into three types of units:

  • Wheeled bins (min. 140 litres – max. 240 litres) that can be mechanically emptied.
  • Single-use paper sacks (100 litres). The sack can weigh up to 15 kg when full.
  • Bundles of twigs (max. length: 1 metre, max. diameter: 35 cm). Individual branches must not be more than 15 cm thick. Tied with durable string.

Up to 6 units can be put out for collection per pick-up at villas and terraced houses.

Yes please to:

  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Branches
  • Grass
  • Brushwood and twigs
  • Weeds without soil
  • Christmas trees with a wooden base (max. 3 metres)

No thanks to:

  • Soil (recycling centre)
  • Stones (recycling centre)
  • Tree trunks and roots (recycling centre)
  • Garden waste in plastic bags (not accepted)
  • Pet droppings and bedding, etc. (residual waste)
  • Fruit and vegetable food waste (food waste, home composting)

Bulky waste

Remember to empty fridges and freezers of their contents. Bicycles and tanks must have a note attached marked ‘bulky waste’ and must include your name and address. Tanks must have a tank certificate. Machinery and tanks must be drained of fuel and oil, and radiators drained of liquid.

Yes please to:

  • Electronics, e.g. computers, TVs, cookers, fridges and freezers
  • Spring mattresses/furniture
  • Large iron and metal items up to 3 metres, e.g. machines, tanks and bicycles
  • Bundled cardboard, folded up and cross-bound with durable string. Alternatively, gathered in an open cardboard box without polystyrene, plastic, etc.
  • Small waste suitable for incineration, max. 1 metre in clear plastic bags
  • Large waste suitable for incineration, e.g. furniture and other home furnishings. (carpets max. 2 m, other home furnishings max. 3 m x 1.5 m)

No thanks to:

  • Paper, glass, small plastic and metal waste (dual-compartment bins)
  • Ceramics, porcelain, stoneware, oven-proof glass and dishes (environmental waste box, recycling centre)
  • Light bulbs and fluorescent tubes (environmental waste box/recycling centre)
  • Waste oil and chemicals (environmental waste box/recycling centre)
  • Garden waste (garden waste/recycling centre)
  • Sanitary porcelain and mirrors, e.g. toilets and washbasins (recycling centre)
  • Building materials (recycling centre)
  • Pressure-treated wood and sawdust (recycling centre)
  • Car tyres (recycling centre)
  • Soil and gravel (recycling centre)
  • Residual food waste and packaging (residual waste/recyclable waste bins)

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