Waste sorted at home is easy to transport to the property's waste collection point where you can find collection bins for biowaste, cardboard, glass, paper, metal, mixed waste and plastic. Many places also have a WEEE collection point for waste electrical and electronic equipment.
From an experiment to a habit
Sorting is largely a matter of establishing a habit. After a few weeks of effort, sorting will soon become routine. A helpful tool for this is the waste guide on the HSY website. At home, sorting can be started gradually by, for example, separating biowaste (fruit and vegetable peel, leftover food, etc.) from other waste.
Create a sorting point in your home
1. Make better use of the space
Usually, the sorting point is located below the sink. However, in many slightly older kitchens, the sorting point only has two bins. You can buy from a store 3–4 smaller bins that take up as much space as two larger ones would. Stores also sell dividers for large bins. Nowadays, there are also small “hidden bins” for sorting that can be conveniently placed in a kitchen drawer. Smaller waste to be sorted, such as used batteries and glass jars, can fit in them perfectly.
2. Utilise the entire kitchen
With a little effort, you can utilise the space outside the kitchen cabinets and still ensure that it fits the room’s interior design. You can, for example, have a line of beautiful barrels and pedal bins against the kitchen wall. You can also label the bins with paints or stickers. Stores also sell sorting boxes that can be conveniently stacked on top of each other.
3. Use other rooms too
Biowaste, plastic waste and mixed waste are generated on a daily basis, which means that the kitchen is the most practical place for sorting them. Magazines and direct mail, on the other hand, can be conveniently sorted in the hallway in a basket designated for them. There is often room in the hall closet for collection bins for glass and metal.
If none of the above solutions feel suitable for you, the internet is full of beautiful and practical solutions and ideas for how to organise waste sorting in your home. There are a variety of containers, barrels, baskets and bags with lids that will also fit the rest of your home's interior design.