Organic waste becomes valuable compost. A cycle copied from nature makes it possible. Fruit and vegetable peelings, faded flowers and shrub cuttings are too good for the residual waste bin and are irretrievably lost there. Collected in the organic waste bin, they are composted and improve the soil. Learn more about the proper handling of organic waste.
Separated from household waste
Organic waste is collected separately from normal household waste. The organic waste collected separately in the brown organic waste bin thus does not end up unused in the residual waste, but is turned into valuable compost in a composting plant.
This compost is suitable for improving garden soil and for planting flower boxes, tubs and raised beds. This closes a natural cycle. Waste is turned into a new, high-quality product.
Leaves, lawn clippings, branch and shrub cuttings, wild herbs Lettuce, vegetables and fruit (including citrus fruits)
What does not belong in the organic waste bin?
Waste that is not compostable (e.g. sanitary products, plastic bags, nappies).
Waste that contains pollutants (e.g. batteries)
Liquid food waste, oils and fats
Cat and small animal litter
Foil bags (see below)
Are compostable foil bags allowed in the organic waste bin?
No, compostable foil bags have no place in the organic waste bin !
In the composting plant, they interfere with the rapid composting of the organic waste. Moreover, most of them only decompose into smaller microplastic particles, but do not decompose into high-quality humus.