Trash Disposal

This page holds information on how to sort your trash, whether it can be recycled, burned, or collected for special recycling. If there is still uncertainty about certain waste, consider reading the pamphlet which has extensive information on the sorting.

Garbage Sorting

You can find the waste disposal facilities right next to the common house. Disposal of regular waste, paper, cardboard, metal, glass, and hard plastic in the Moloks (waste containers) next to the common-house. Other waste is sorted in the container yard, an enclosed area in the corner of the parking lot.


Regular waste


Regular waste (restaffald) is the burnable waste from the household, as well as the non-recyclable domestic waste.

What is not regular waste is the following:

  1. Bottles
  2. Paper and cardboard
  3. Plastic
  4. Batteries
  5. Garden waste
  6. Metal
  7. Electronics

Hazardous materials and chemicals are also not allowed as regular waste. All these other types of waste is to be sorted in different ways detailed below.

There are three containers for regular waste.

Paper and cardboard


All paper and cardboard that is recyclable is allowed in these containers.

The ones that are not allowed are the following:

  1. Food wrapping
  2. Pizza boxes
  3. Dirty or greasy paper
  4. Paper or cardboard from food waste
  5. Food and drink cartons
  6. Diapers and paper used for hygiene

These are sorted as non-recyclable domestic waste.

There are two containers for paper and cardboard waste.

Metal, plastic, and food- and drinkcartons


The following is sorted as metal, plastic, and food- and drinkcartons waste:

  1. Plastic bottles and cans
  2. Plastic from food items
  3. Plastic toys
  4. Plastic bags
  5. Metal cans
  6. Foil trays
  7. Metal lids
  8. Utensils, knifes and pots.
  9. Milk cartons and similar

Plastics with food waste is not allowed and is non-recyclable domestic waste.
Chemicals and other hazardous materials, such as turpentine and gasoline.
Electronics, spray cans and other hazardous materials.

There is one container for metal, plastic, and food- and drinkcartons waste.



Bottles and clean glass are allowed as glass waste, while capsules as well as metal and plastic lids are not. These are instead sorted as metal and plastic.

There is one container for glass waste.

Batteries and electronics


Electronics and all forms of small batteries, both rechargeable and disposable, can be delivered in the container yard, the prior in the “electronics cage”, the latter in the “battery box”.

Note that there is several hidden batteries in different kinds of electronics, f.ex. smartphones, toys, Christmas cards, tie with lights, blinking children shoes.

Batteries should not be thrown with other waste, so be careful sorting these separately.

Electronics can be f.ex. household appliances, mobile phones and other IT, televisions and printers

Disposal of large metal, wood or plastic objects

If the Moloks are too small, they can be disposed of at the container yard.

Trash disposal pamphlet

Below is the pamphlet given to new resident, but only issued in Danish.

Affaldsguide ABK (roughly translates to guide for trash disposal)