Which foods do not belong in the organic waste?

Organic waste on the compost in the garden

Can I use organic garbage bags? Which foods can I throw in the organic waste? Is there a difference between what I can throw on the compost and what I can throw in the organic waste bin? There are a few questions that come up when you look a little more closely at the topic of organic waste. Here you can find out the basics for dealing with your organic waste correctly.

Organic waste is a valuable ecological material and consists mainly of plant waste that is usually produced in the kitchen or garden. This includes flowers, grass and kitchen waste. But animal waste can also be part of organic waste. However, there is a difference between organic waste that should be disposed of in the bin and compostable material that is suitable for compost. The most important points about what exactly can go in the organic waste bin are regulated by the local authorities. The decisions are made based on how the organic waste should then be recycled.

The problem of recycling organic waste

Separating waste is important because it protects our environment and also conserves resources. Separating waste also prevents harmful substances from entering the environment and polluting nature. Furthermore, proper waste separation can even recycle valuable resources.

Separating organic waste is particularly important. Separating organic waste prevents harmful substances such as plastic from entering the environment and thus polluting it. Organic waste can also be converted into energy by composting or fermentation in biogas plants.

Energy, which represents a sensible use of this resource.

The most important rule when separating organic waste is to dispose of organic and inorganic waste separately. Organic waste is anything in which microorganisms live or in which life can arise. This includes plants, animals and all other organic products. Inorganic waste, on the other hand, contains no life and no fresh ingredients. Inorganic waste can consist of many different materials, such as glass, metal or plastic. If these two categories are not separated, the organic waste cannot have its full effect and environmental pollution increases.

The biggest problem with recycling organic waste is the plastics that end up in organic waste. Packaged food in particular unfortunately ends up in the organic waste bin more often, but these are not allowed in organic waste. This includes packaging made of plastic, glass, metal, composite materials, and even food residues do not belong in organic waste. The food should be separated from the outer packaging and then disposed of separately. The separate collection and recycling of organic waste makes a lot of ecological sense. Composting waste produces compost and peat-free mulch, which replaces conventional fertilizers and peat soils and actively contributes to the protection of moors.

Can I use organic garbage bags?

Compostable "organic" plastic is generally not allowed in the organic waste bin, as most municipalities do not allow organic waste bags made of biodegradable plastic. Most "organic plastic bags" sold in supermarkets do not decompose in composting plants as consumers are often told. They cannot be distinguished from normal plastic bags either. Organic waste should therefore be placed loose in the organic waste bin or in a paper organic waste bag beforehand. An optimal option for collecting organic waste is paper organic waste bags, which are made of organic materials that decompose much more quickly.

When buying organic waste bags, you should definitely pay attention to the quality, as they often lack the necessary tear resistance when the bag comes into contact with moisture. BioGlück therefore relies on high-quality raw materials for its organic waste bags and uses high-quality waste paper in combination with cellulose fibers from forestry. The two types of fiber are combined in a special process to produce organic waste bags with high moisture and tear resistance.

This can be put on the compost heap in the garden

If you want fertilizer for your garden, you can also compost organic waste in your garden. When composting, the organic waste is piled up in small heaps and then goes through a natural decomposition process. After a while, it turns into compost, which can then be used as fertilizer for plants. However, a few points should be taken into account, because not everything that can go in the organic waste bin should also be thrown on the compost.

In general, plant waste, untreated food waste and garden waste are suitable for composting. Fruit and vegetable waste, such as potato peelings, pepper and cucumber scraps and grass clippings are ideal. However, cooked or fried food waste cannot be put on the compost heap. They attract rats and other vermin and therefore belong in the organic waste bin. Cooked food waste also belongs in the organic waste bin, as do filters , dairy products and lemon peels. Whether meat, bones, carcasses and fish waste belong in the organic waste bin depends on the local authority. The local waste disposal company can provide more detailed information on this.

The following types of waste can be composted without any concerns:

  • Garden waste: leaves, grass clippings, tree and hedge clippings, branches and flowers

  • Kitchen waste: fruit and vegetable waste, coffee grounds, tea leaves

  • Unprinted paper: crumpled cardboard, egg cartons, kitchen paper

These foods do not belong in the compost:

  • Peels of bananas and citrus fruits, as these are often heavily treated with chemicals

  • Cooked food scraps, as processed foods often contain spices and fat, attract vermin, including:

  • Bakery products

  • Meat & Bones

  • Dairy products

  • Eggshells

Paper bags for your organic waste

Organic waste is therefore an important part of ecological sustainability. It consists of organic material that can no longer be used or eaten. This includes vegetable waste, grains or coffee grounds. Organic waste is collected in suitable containers. The easiest way is to fill a collection container in the kitchen and then empty the contents into the organic waste bin or compost. Our sturdy paper bags for organic waste are made from a special paper that decomposes easily, quickly and without residue in composting plants. Our organic waste bags are wet and tear-resistant, made from renewable raw materials and are 100% compostable and biodegradable. This means they can meet the strict requirements of municipal waste companies.

Thanks to the different sizes, our organic waste bags offer the perfect solution for every household. Whether with or without a handle , both versions are suitable as collection containers for food waste from the kitchen. As a large version, our 120 liter or 240 liter bag can be used to line the organic waste bin. This prevents residues on the bottom of the bin and reduces odor and maggot problems, especially in summer. In winter, there is also the advantage that the waste does not freeze to the bin.

Our garbage bags are characterized by the following features:

  • 100% compostable

  • Optimal fit

  • Excellent quality

  • Low-emission materials