Waste sorting in holiday homes

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Residual waste

Residual waste is the waste that remains after you have sorted food waste, cardboard, paper, glass, hard plastic, metal, electronics and hazardous waste. The residual waste is transported to the treatment plant, which combine it with residual waste from other municipalities. The residual waste is incinerated at the waste incineration plant and becomes district heating.


National criteria

To ensure that waste sorting is more or less the same throughout Denmark, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency has created the national criteria below.



  • Anything that is not reusable or a waste item contaminated to such a degree that it would be hard to recycle under its original fraction. 


  • Pizza boxes
  • Crisp and coffee bags (unless otherwise stated)
  • Wrapping paper
  • Soiled paper and cardboard
  • Serviettes
  • Nappies
  • Sanitary towels
  • Cotton buds
  • Vacuum cleaner bags
  • Ashes (carefully wrapped)
  • Soot (carefully wrapped)
  • Cigarette butts
  • Sweepings (carefully wrapped)
  • Cat litter
  • Bedding from small pets (in a sealed bag)
  • Animal excrement



  • Recyclable waste
  • Reusable waste
  • Waste for special processing


  • Batteries (in the environmental box)
  • Electronics (in the environmental box)
  • Chemicals (in the environmental box at the recycling centre)
  • Light bulbs (in the environmental box at the recycling centre)
  • Gravel and soil (at the recycling centre)
  • Large quantities of expanded polystyrene (at the recycling centre)
  • Large dead animals (will not be accepted by the municipality)
  • Pressurised containers (in the environmental box at the recycling centre)

Find the nearest recycling station

If you have more residual waste than you can fit in the garbage bin, you can also take your residual waste to a recycling station.


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