Organic waste (GFT in Dutch) is vegetable, fruit and garden waste. This involves natural or organic waste such as fruit peels, vegetable leftovers, weeds and loose coffee and tea.
How is the waste collected?
Household waste and organic kitchen and garden waste are gathered separately in small carts (the grey bin and the green bin) and then collected from outside family homes at set times. Put your bin on the street before 7.30 o'clock on the collection day. (at 7.00 o'clock during the months july and august)
For people living in apartments
The system is slightly different for people living in apartments: their organic waste is not gathered separately, but is disposed together with their household waste, either in bags or in underground containers. To use the underground containers, you need a Cure milieupas.
use the green bin for your organic waste
left over food and (fish/chicken) bones are also organic waste!
compost is made from vegetable, fruit and garden waste
What qualifies as organic waste?
- Compostable bags with the Kiemplant logo
- Peelings and remains of vegetables, fruit and potatoes
- Residues of cooked food, such as meat and fish residues (including bones and scales)
- Peanut and nut shells
- Tea and coffee grounds
- Bread and cheese crusts (without plastic)
- Weeds, small pruning waste, mowed grass and leaves
- Cut flowers and house plants
- Manure from small pets (rabbits, hamsters)
- (Compostable) packaging without Kiemplant logo
- Coffee pods
- Dog poo, cat poo, horse manure etc.
- Plant pots
- (degradable) plastic
- Cat litter pellets (including the ones with an ECO quality mark)
"Do not throw any moist waste in the container. Allow mown grass to dry for a day."