Organic (Food) Waste

Dedicated green bins are assigned to each household; these should be used for biodegradable waste, meaning vegetables, fruits, garden things and remaining food scraps (GFT+E, or Groente, Fruit, Tuin + Etensresten). If there is anything that could be put in compost, throw it in your green bin! Bins are assigned to houses, so check if you have one already; be aware that the bins have chips in them, so you should be using the one that is linked to where you actually live (there is an address sticker on each bin). If your house doesn’t have one, request one through the municipality website.

The bins can get a little stinky, so a good idea is to place some old paper at the base of the bin. You can also keep the green bin in an outside area, like your bike shed, and collect waste in your kitchen using dedicated biodegradable bags with either the ‘Kiemplantlogo’ or ‘OK-compostlogo’ (which can be bought cheaply at the supermarket – see images below). Once the bag in your kitchen is full, bring it to the green bin outside. This will help with any smell or fruit fly problems that your green bin might otherwise bring you. Check the Milieu App to see when you should put out your bins for them to be collected by the municipality.

 

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