Organic Waste

Organic waste is first and foremost food waste. This is food waste of any kind, like bread, meat leftovers, vegetable peels et cetera.

What Is Organic Food Waste?

Food, both raw and prepared.

- Bread and cake leftovers
- Meat and fish waste
- Coffee grinds, tea leaves and filters
- Milk products
- Leftover fruit and vegetables - including peels
- Rice and pasta
- Shells from eggs, nuts and kernels
- Cut flowers
- Dog poo, rabbit poo and such like in smaller quantities
- Kitchen roll used in food preparation
- Oils and other fats

Organic waste does not include garden waste!

Why Do I Have To?

Because local government has decided we should and because the country as a whole has to meet certain environmental goals. Furthermore it makes sense. We use your organic waste to produce biogas instead of just wasting energy on burning it. It also means that through the waste product bio pulp, we return the phosphor to the soil, which is vital for food production.

And it won't cost you a penny! You do not have to pay for the new bin for organic waste nor for the small green kitchen bin for the organic waste.

When Is It My Turn?

We're already collecting organic waste from single family homes in the following postcodes: 8860, 8870, 8940, 8960 and 8930. The last mentioned is just being implemented (May to June 2016).

The remaining postcodes will be implemented in the following order:

8970 and 8983 in August 2016
8990 and 9550 in September 2016
8920 in November 2016
8900 Randers C in February 2017 (single family homes)
Apartment buildings in the whole municipality in 2017

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.