The better you get at sorting your waste, the more can be recycled – and greater environmental benefits can be achieved. But how do you do it better?
Let us give you a few quick tips
For food waste use the green bags you have received, which is designed to our materials recovery facility.
You can put food leftovers in the bag, as long as they’re not packaged. Tie the bag with a double knot.
When you need new bags, just trap a bag under the container lid. We will then leave a new roll of bags on the lid.
In the container for paper and cardboard, you can add newspapers, magazines, brochures, carton rolls, cereal boxes and such.
Rip up large pieces of cardboard, so it don’t get stuck in the container.
Things like; Gift wrap, milk- and juice cartons, and pizza boxes need to go in the container for residual waste.
Fill the glass container with bottles, and jars and such. If you rinse the glass with a bit of water first, it will be easier to recycle.
Ceramics, porcelain, light bulbs and plate glass you can hand in at the local recycling station.
Metal and plastic includes beer- and soda cans, but also cleaned tins, plastic trays, plastic containers and such. The plastic must be hard enough for you to drum a beat on it, otherwise it belongs with residual waste. Metal and plastic is easy to reuse, so it’s a great advantage for the environment when you recycle it.
Many probably recall stories, about how the sorted waste is mixed and not recycled. But that is not true we do not mix the waste. You can make a real difference for the environment, if you help out with sorting.