How to sort your trash

8. Household waste (incinerable garbage)

Certain waste is not recycled and must be eliminated in the regular garbage bin :

  • plastics (with the exception of PET drink bottles),
  • soiled paper and cardboard (food packaging), self-adhesive and plastic-coated papers, paper tissues and napkins,
  • composite packaging and objects (meaning made from several different materials),
  • "classic" incandescent lightbulbs, halogen bulbs,
  • broken dishes and porcelain,
  • vegetable oils (put them in any plastic container, and dispose of them with kitchen garbage, maximum 1 liter per garbage bag),
  • pet litter, vacuum-cleaner-bag contents, cigarette butts,
  • diapers/nappies.


  • Collection : Household garbage collection is provided by municipalities. Some collect house to house, others ask residents to deposit garbage in centralized collection points. Inquire with your municipality.



Last updated
12 August 2019

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