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Reported on:
24. January 2018 - 9:30

01 477 96 00

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;
  • eggshells;
  • 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;
  • bones;
  • 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
  • waste.

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.