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Authorized
Forbidden
Duration
Cost
Advice

Barrel

Authorized
Fruit and vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, teabags, dead cut flowers, crushed eggshells, uncoloured cardboard and garden waste (leaves, twigs etc.)
Forbidden
Leftovers of animal origin (animal and fish bones etc.), compostable plastics, coloured paper and cardboard, dead flowers that have been treated (from the florist’s), ashes, charcoal etc.
Duration
Time until compost can be used: 6 to 12 months.
Cost
Between € 0 and € 150 depending on the compost bin. You might even be able to get a grant from your municipality.
Advice
Rest your compost bin on concrete tiles to improve its stability and protect it from rodents.

Vermi-compost

Authorized
Fruit and vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, teabags, dead cut flowers, crushed eggshells etc.
Forbidden
Garden waste, coloured paper and cardboard, dead flowers that have been treated (from the florist’s), dairy products, cooked foods, meat, fish, animal and fish bones, bread etc.
Duration
3 to 6 months for the compost and 1 month onwards for the leachate (‘worm juice’).
Cost
Between € 0 and € 80 depending on your choice: buying a wormery or making one at home.
Advice
Do not put too many citrus peelings in your wormery. The worms have sensitive skin!

Collective composting

Authorized
Fruit and vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, teabags, dead cut flowers, crushed eggshells, uncoloured cardboard etc.
Forbidden
Leftovers of animal origin (animal and fish bones etc.), biodegradable pet litter, coloured paper and cardboard, dead flowers that have been treated (from the florist’s), ashes, charcoal etc.
Duration
Time until compost can be used: 6 to 12 months.
Cost
€ 0: the project is eligible for a grant from the Region!
Advice
Join a collective project with your neighbours.

Orange bag

Authorized
Leftovers from meals, food past its use-by date, fruit and vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, teabags, kitchen roll etc.
Forbidden
Leftovers of animal origin (shells, animal and fish bones) and pits.
Duration
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Cost
~ € 10/year
Advice
Use a free orange container to avoid visits from wild animals.