Biowaste comprises kitchen waste and garden or green waste, and you can compost it in your own gardenBiowaste is biodegradable garden and park waste, food and kitchen waste from households, restaurants, caterers and retail premises and comparable waste from food processing plants.
Biowaste represents a valuable source of raw materials for producing quality compost that feeds the plants, ensures soil aeration and prevents drying.
Biowaste, as well as waste paper and cardboard, are classified as biodegradable municipal waste covered by the public service collection of mixed municipal waste and biodegradable municipal waste.
Mixed municipal waste and biodegradable municipal waste (biowaste and paper/cardboard) must be separated into appropriate containers, and separately collected by the public service provider (e.g. utility company).
The public service provider is obliged to provide the user with separate containers for collecting mixed municipal waste, biowaste, paper/cardboard and other recyclable municipal waste.
Composting biowasteComposting biowaste in one’s own garden is a waste prevention measure.
A home composting site can be created in one’s own garden or even on the balcony.
Fruit and vegetable scraps, teabags, coffee grounds, leftover bread, as well as fallen leaves, twigs and other garden waste are suitable for composting.
Composting biowaste results in compost that is an excellent fertiliser for both garden and house plants. Compost helps plants grow, reduces the need for water, other fertilisers and pesticides, improves soil structure and nutrient content, allows to retain larger amounts of water, and protects fertile soil from pests and diseases as it supports a complex feeding network.
When composting biowaste, an extremely small amount of methane is produced, unlike in landfills where the decomposition of biowaste occurs without sufficient air supply, thus producing methane, a strong greenhouse gas.