Recycling

Sorting food waste is a simple way of contributing to a better environment and a better climate. In Växjö food waste becomes bio-gas.

Food waste is an important resource that we can take advantage of by decomposing it down to bio-gas. Instead of sending all food waste for incineration and losing important nutrients and energy, we can make fertile bio-soil and bio-gas from food waste, and thereby complete the natural eco-cycle. At the same time we produce an environment friendly vehicle fuel for both cars and buses.

Vehicle gas is both renewable and clean, unlike petrol and diesel. It is also locally produced.

How does the sorting of food waste work?

Sorting food waste is easy. Paper bags, bag holders and a new container for food waste are all included in the subscription. You fix the bag holder up in the kitchen with a paper bag in it.

Food waste is deposited into the paper bag and when the bag is full, this is put into the grey refuse container for food waste. The refuse truck's load area is divided, other waste is emptied in one compartment and food waste in the other.

Examples of food waste:

  • Vegetable and fruit remains
  • Remains of meat and fish, both raw and cooked 
  • Bread, pasta and rice

A little kitchen towel in the bottom of the paper bag will suck up any wetness.

A natural step for the Greenest City in Europe

The production of bio-gas is one way of reducing the emissions of fossil fuel based gasses in the municipality, primarily carbon dioxide, and of achieving the environmental goals that Växjö has set itself.

It is therefore important that as many people as possible start to sort their food waste and make a meaningful contribution to a better environment. The more people who take part, the more bio-gas we can produce.

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