Biodegradable (bio) organic waste
What do we deposit and where?
Brown bins are used for depositing kitchen and green garden waste:
- all types of vegetable and fruit waste;
- coffee dregs and filter bags;
- spoiled food;
- cooked food remains and rotten fruit;
- tissues, paper towels and paper bags;
- cut greenery, grass and leaves
- old spent potting soil, flowers and weeds;
- litter of small plant-eating animals; and
- wood ashes.
The following may not be deposited in bins with brown lids:
- cigarette butts;
- nappies and sanitary pads (to be deposited among mixed waste);
- cat faeces and urine;
- textile, leather, rubber and cork;
- dead animals;
- medicines, chemicals, fat or spent kitchen oil, which are considered hazardous
How do we deposit?
It is best to collect biological waste in paper, biodegradable polyethylene or biodegradable corn (or other plant) starch bags. Since these are 100% degradable under the effects of heat and light, waste is deposited into the brown bin together with such a bag. Leaves, weeds and other garden waste can be deposited in the brown bin without using bags.
Cooking oil we have used for frying, cooking fat and similar are collected in a special vessel that is delivered to the collection centre.
Where does collected biological waste go?
Pursuant to a contract, biological waste is taken over by KOTO. In 2004, it obtained an environmental permit to operate a biological waste processing plant.