Food waste


Your left-over food, raw or cooked. For example banana peel, eggshell, corn-cob, seafood shell, coffee grounds, tea bags, household paper and small amounts of grease/oil.

No thanks to moist tobacco (snus), chewing gum, plants, cat litter and flower soil.

Food waste is an important resource that can be transformed into biogas - an environmentally friendly and proprietary fuel - used for our corporate cars and public transportation in Lund.

Tips for sorting food waste

  • Throw your left-over food, raw or cooked, into a food waste bag.
  • You can pick up new empty food waste bags at our waste station.
  • Fold down the edge along the dashed line on the waste bag – that way you can never overfill the bag, which makes it hard to carry out.
  • Put some used household paper in the bottom of the waste bag – it helps keep the bag dry.

Cooking grease

Cooking grease and oil must not be poured into the sink. It solidifies and can cause a clogged drain. Do this instead:

  • Small amounts of grease/oil: Use a bit of household paper and wipe off the grease from the frying pan. Throw the paper into your food waste bag.
  • Large amounts of grease/oil: Pour the grease/oil into a used, burnable package (paper or plastic) and throw it in your household waste.

Latest update May 21, 2019