Do's & Don'ts - What's in the biowaste bin?
Since 2015, organic waste bins have been mandatory throughout Germany. But what exactly comes into the bio-bin and what not? Waste separation sometimes seems like a science in itself. But it's not that complicated.
Do's - What's in organic waste?
- Cut flowers and potted plants (foil coating, plastic or clay pots remove)
- Root stumps and tree and shrub cut (max Size of branches approx. 10 cm in diameter, remove excess soil)
- Grass clippings
- Foliage (only from own land, no foliage from street trees)
- Wild and weeds
- Pet dung (animal by-products from natural materials such as Sawdust or straw, no dog and cat litter of mineral materials, no animal excrement)
- Vegetable and Obstreste
- Fruit peel
- Cooked leftovers (leftovers like potatoes, vegetable garnishes, etc.) and meat remains are not always in the bio bin)
- Bread and pastry scraps
- Spoiled food (without packaging)
- Teabags and coffee filters
- Paper napkins
Important: In d He usually meat scraps, sausages, fish leftovers or bones in the biowaste bin come. But in some municipalities, meat waste belongs in the residual waste.
Don'ts - what is not in organic waste?
- Hygiene articles, diapers
- Vacuum cleaner bags
- Street sweeper
- Contaminants, batteries
- Packaging, Plastic bags
- Small animal litter made of mineral materials
- Dog excrement
- Treated wood
- Flower pot
- Toxic plants (eg Ambrosia, Giant Bear Claw)
- Larger quantities of liquids