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Biowaste

Biowaste is organic, compostable, solid material: Food leftovers, spoilt foodstuffs, fruit and vegetable peels, solid fat, coffee grounds, tea leaves, teabags and paper filters, kitchen paper, napkins, tissues, bones, plant parts, wilted flowers, cut-flowers, egg shells, etc.

Pack biowaste in compostable material:
- newspaper (how to make a biowaste bag out of newspaper)
- store-bought biowaste paper bags
- envelopes without plastic windows, cardboard packaging (e.g. cereal boxes)
- store-bought brown-coloured Bioska Kotikomposti or Bioska+ bag

Please do not use plastic bags or other biodegradable bags than the ones mentioned above. They cause technical problems at the biogas plant.

Where is biowaste collected? At residential properties with 5 or more housing units. For smaller properties, biowaste collection is voluntary.

What happens to biowaste? Stormossen Biogas Plant produces biogas and decomposed humus material out of the biowaste. Biogas is used for production of of electricity and heat. In the near future we are aiming to upgrade the biogas and produce vehicle fuel.

Tips for easy recycling:

  • pour liquids into a drain. If possible, let wet waste dry before putting it in a biowaste bag.
  • place shredded egg carton or kitchen paper at the bottom of the bag to absorb moisture.