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:
• The remains of food
• All foods without packaging
• Heat-treated (cooked) meat
• Fish bones
• Coffee grounds and tea leaves
• The remains of fruit and vegetables
What doesn't belong here:
• Food wrappers, plastic wrap, HDPE bags
• Rubber or HDPE gloves, sponges for washing dishes, steel wool
• Liquid and very greasy foods (e.g. oil)
• Raw meat and dead animals
• Disposable dishes (plates, beakers, cutlery)
• Toothpicks, skewers, strings
Where should I put it?
There are special waste containers (brown with a tight-fitting lid) in which to place food waste; our company supplies these containers subject to signing a contract on the collection and disposal of food waste. This service is primarily meant for restaurants, hotels, school and factory canteens, since the law dictates that kitchen waste may not be used to feed animals, but must be gathered and harmlessly disposed of. This type of waste ends up at fermentation stations, which treat and process the waste according to valid hygiene standards. The general public may use the collection yard in certain cases (e.g. oil for deep-frying). Otherwise this sort of household waste is classified as mixed municipal waste and should be put in the proper waste containers.