What goes where?
You put mixed recyclables, organic waste and recyclable paper and card in your wheelie bins. If you live in an apartment or in the centre of Leeuwarden there are communal waste bins for organic waste and refuse nearby. There are also communal waste bins for recyclable paper and card, glass and textiles. With the Omrin waste app, you can quickly find a communal waste bin for recyclable paper and card, glass and textiles near you!
You sort it, we do the rest!
To help us maximise resource recovery from waste it is important that you sort your waste and put it in the right bins. Then we can make sure your waste is given a second life.
Find out more
Download the Omrin waste app. Includes a handy waste sorting guide.
Mixed recyclables and refuse
What goes in the ‘Sortibak’ bin for mixed recyclables and refuse so most of it can be reused?
*Non-separable waste, such as crisp packets, cat litter and full vacuum cleaner bags.
What does NOT go in the ‘Sortibak’ bin for mixed recyclables and refuse?
- Organic waste & leftovers
- Paper & cardboard
- Deep-frying oil
- Electrical appliances
- Hazardous waste
- Large items
- Construction & demolition waste
Organic waste and leftovers
What goes in your household or communal bin for organic waste?
- small garden waste
- rodent poop
These do NOT go in the organic waste bin but are treated as refuse:
- non-biodegradable waste
- cat litter
- deep-frying oil - take this to the Milieustraat or your local supermarket
- bags of dog poop
Recyclable paper and card
What goes in your household or communal bin for recyclable paper and card?
- clean paper and cardboard
- egg cartons
- newspapers and magazines
- envelopes with windows
- leaflets (without plastic film)
The following items are NOT recyclable but are treated as refuse:
- used pizza and cake boxes
- used paper napkins and tissues
- drink cartons
What goes in the glass bank? No need to rinse or remove the lid!
- jam jars
- wine bottles
- beer bottles
- perfume bottles
- spice jars
- pasta sauce jars
These do NOT go in the glass bank but are treated as refuse:
- wine glasses
- glass mugs
- glass oven dishes
What goes in the textiles bank?
- clothing, may be worn or torn
- pairs of shoes tied together
- sheets and blankets
These do NOT go in the textiles bank but are treated as refuse:
- textiles that are wet or stained with oil or paint
- soft toys
- knitting wool