Get started with waste sorting

It can be difficult and a bit confusing to get started with waste sorting. You may have already been a bit busy, but where exactly should the egg tray be and should the pizza tray be in cardboard or residual waste?

We would like to help you get started. Here are the typical questions we get asked about waste sorting and our design solution for waste sorting.

What should we sort before 2023?

Glass, plastic, metal, cardboard, paper, hard and soft plastic, bio-waste, food cartons, hazardous waste and residual waste.

How many waste bins do you need for 10 types of waste?

We recommend that you get between 4 and 6 boxes. Municipalities sort waste slightly differently, but from 2023 we must sort into 10 types of waste. For example, your waste sorting could look like this:

1 waste bin for glass and metal
1 waste bin for cardboard and paper
1 waste bin for hard plastic
1 waste bin for soft plastics
1 waste bin for organic waste
1 waste bin for food cartons and/or deposits

While residual waste can still live under the kitchen sink and clothes and hazardous waste may also already have a storage space in the home.

Where is the best place to hang them?

We recommend hanging them in or near the kitchen, as this is where most of your recyclable waste is generated and it's nice to be able to throw it out nearby.

How do you get started?

It can be a bit confusing to get started, so you may want to start by sorting glass/metal and cardboard/paper. Once it is in place, you can expand your waste sorting with more waste types.

We have a flexible product, so you can start small and always expand when you feel like it.