Packaging made out of glass should be collected in your recycling bin together with rigid plastics, metal and food and beverage cartons.
You should recycle all empty and clean glass jars and bottles without their lids. The metal lid should be put in the same bin as the glass, but they are a separate fraction.
Examples of Glass For Recycling
- Marmelade and jam
- Pickled beetroot and cucumber
- Red Cabbage
- Wine and spirits bottles
Remember - it's a person just like you who is sorting the recyclables by hand, so please make sure your recyclable waste is rinsed clean to ensure a clean and healthy work environment.
You can put the following metal items in the recycle bin together with glass, rigid plastics and food and beverage cartons.
- Empty soda and beer cans (preferably crushed, as they take up less space this way)
- Tins, if rinsed clean
- Aluminium trays, but only if clean
- Bottle tops
- Jar lids
- Aluminium tea light candle cups (a small amount of candle wax is allowed)
- Clean aluminium foil (scrunched up)
Remember - it's a person just like you who is sorting the recyclables by hand, so please make sure your recycling is rinsed clean to ensure a clean and healthy work environment.
We can save 90-97 % energy by recycling aluminium instead of extracting new aluminium.
Every year in Denmark alone we throw 13.500 tons of aluminium straight into the bin. That's aluminium enough to produce 5 million bicycles - almost one for every Dane!
You can put all your rigid plastic bottles, tubs and containers in the recycle bin along with metal, glass and food and beverage cartons - just as long as they are empty and rinsed clean.
Examples Of Rigid Plastics
(plastic is considered rigid if you can drum your fingers on it)
- Laundry Detergent bottles (empty and rinsed once)
- Ketchup and mustard bottles
- Shampoo bottles
- Soft drink bottles
- Screenwash container (empty and rinsed once)
- Meat trays
- Biscuit trays
- Vegetable and fruit plastic trays
- Flower plant pots free of dirt
All of the above should be empty and rinsed or washed depending on how dirty they are.
You can also squeeze the air out of them to make more room in your recycling bin. If you pierce the container it's easier to do so.
If you collect little plastic bits and bobs for recycling, please put them in a bigger plastic container that you are recycling anyway. The plastic is sorted by hand and with work gloves on it's nearly impossible to get hold of very small items.
Remember - it's a person just like you who is sorting the recyclables by hand, so please make sure your waste is rinsed clean to ensure a clean and healthy work environment.
Food and beverage cartons should be collected in your recycling bin together with glass, rigid plastics and metal.
You should recycle all empty and rinsed out food and beverage cartons.
Examples Of Paper For Recycling
- Writing paper and envelopes
- Newspapers, magazines and advertising (as long as it free of food and dirt)
- Printed matter
- Thin carton, like cornflakes boxes (empty) and toilet paper rolls
- Post-it notes and receipts
Of the different types os waste we recycle in the Municipality of Randers, paper is the only fraction that may not be mixed with the other fractions.
The Following Items Are Not Recyclable
- Dirty paper (goes in the residual waste bin)
- Pizza boxes (go in the residual waste bin)
- Serrated cardboard (to be disposed of either by an arranged curbside collection or by taking it to one of the four recycling centres)
- Used kitchen roll and paper napkins (they go either in residual waste, when soiled, or food waste, if they have been used in food preparation)
At all four recycling centres we have secure containers for confidential documents.