Household Waste

Household Waste (Restaffald) is the waste that you put in your bin, when you have separated it from the organic waste and recyclable waste.

Household Waste

That is to say soiled packaging from meat and milk products that can't be recycled. It is also nappies, pizza boxes and soft plastics. Please keep in mind that batteries and chemicals should be handled as hazardous waste.

Use the self-service

With our self-service Mit affald (My waste) you can check which containers are allocated to your address. You can also see when we come to collect your different bins, change your bin size and collection frequency, and you can join our text service that let's you know when you can order curbside collections and much more.

Another possibility is our app AffaldRanders, which you can download via App Store or Google Play for free.

Do not overfill your bin

Whether it be a plastic bin or a paper sack you should not overfill it. You risk that we do not collect it. The paper sack can only be filled up to the dotted line. We always recommend the double-bins. They have a greater capacity and they are generally also cheaper. We have two kinds of double bins (where you separate into two compartments). One is for organic waste and household waste and the other one is for paper and the recyclable items glass, hard plastic and metal.

The better you are at separating your different kinds of waste, the more space you have for your different kinds of waste. It can also save you money if you can make do with a smaller bin or change from a weekly collection to one every fortnight instead. This guide shows you what should go in the different fractions:

If your area has not started to separate the organic waste from your normal household waste, the two still go in the same bin.

Don't worry - it's quite simple once you get started!

It may all seem a bit complicated, but it really isn't. We know this from the people, who have already started sorting their waste into the four fractions.