Biologically decomposable waste (biowaste) is any waste that is capable of anaerobic or aerobic decomposition (e.g. foods, greenery, paper). For the sake of simplicity, let us say that for collection and disposal we divide this type of waste into two types - compostable waste and food waste.
What belongs here:
• Cut grass
• Shreddings and twigs from trimming bushes and trees
• Earth and plants (without plant pots)
• Weeds, house plants
• Leaves (without sweepings from the street)
• Coffee grounds and tea leaves, teabags, fruit and vegetable waste (peel etc.)
• Cardboard and peat plant pots
• Egg cartons, toilet rolls and paper towel rolls - torn into pieces
What doesn't belong here:
• Bedding for small pets
• Nappies (diapers)
• Rotting fruit and vegetables
• Vacuum-cleaner bags, cigarette stubs
• Coal ash, street sweepings
• The remains of sauces, spreads, mayonnaise-based salads
• Scraps of meat, bones
Where should I put it?
Special waste containers (brown with ventilation) in which you can place separated compostable waste are available in certain places in Prague as part of pilot projects. You can also use the services our company offers; we will provide a waste container subject to signing a contract or you can use our collection yard, where the general public may hand in this type of waste free of charge.