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Seperate Bio-Waste - Your Contribution Counts!

For a Healthy Environment and a Future Worth Living in

 

Actually, it is the most natural thing on Earth – what the soil yields and gives growth to should be returned to the soil. Nature produces no waste, only humans do. In order to keep the piles of refuse small and to preserve our Earth's resources, recycling is the best option right after avoidance. Everyone can contribute to environmental protection by correctly separating bio-waste.

Bio-waste forms a natural and high-quality resource...

...but only if collected separately. It forms compost and serves as nutrition for new plants - an infinite natural cycle without waste. Biodegradable material can be either processed to energy in biogas plants or to earth by composting.

      Small Effort – Huge Impact

  • separate collection of bio-waste reduces residual waste by up to 25 %
  • compost produced out of bio-waste replaces synthetic fertilizers and peat, which reduces the eutrophication of soil and water
  • high-quality compost promotes humification and improves nutrient supply
  • composting contributes to climate protection through fixation of CO2 in humus
  • fossil fuels can be substituted by bio-waste based fuels: 1 m³ biogas corresponds to 0.6 litres of fuel oil

 

What Should be Thrown Into a Bio-Waste Container?

 YES*

 NO*

 - leftovers from fruits and vegetables
 - cut flowers and weeds
 - pot plants (without pot)
 - coffee filters and tea bags
 - spoilt food and food leftovers (without wrapping)
 - egg shells
 - pure wood ash
 - sawdust
 - wrapping paper and paper towels
 - paper plates and wooden skewers
 - paper napkins

 - tissues made from paper



 - plastic bags and foils

 - coal ash

 - vacuum cleaner bag

 - cigarette butts

 - cooking oil** and marinades

 - sanitary products

 - textiles

 - sweepings

 - coated paper

 - glass, residual waste

 - waste which contains hazardous substances

  (e.g. pharmaceuticals)

 - cat litter and dog excrements

 - larger amounts of uncooked meat

 - carcasses***

* this list is not exhaustive
** cooking oil and fat should be thrown into a so-called „ÖLI“
*** please bring carcasses to the collection point for animal remains

 


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