Residual waste

The gray garbage can or residual waste garbage can is intended for so-called residual waste. Waste that is no longer suitable for recycling is disposed of here. This is taken by bonnorange to the waste incineration plant (MVA). There, the waste is recycled for energy.

Residual waste includes:

  • Hygiene articles (e.g. diapers, pads, incontinence pads, etc.)
  • Cigarette butts
  • soiled packaging (e.g. pizza boxes, frozen food packaging, etc.)
  • soiled napkins and paper handkerchiefs
  • hygienic paper (paper towels)
  • sales slips/ receipts
  • Vacuum cleaner bags
  • Ash (cooled)
  • Sweepings
  • light bulbs and halogen bulbs
  • broken crockery
  • Plastic office supplies (e.g. pencils, pens, fountain pens, desk pads, etc.)
  • flower pots, flower boxes, plastic or stoneware flower pots
  • Leftover food from private households or tea kitchens

Residual waste does not include:

Recyclable waste such as

  • paper,
  • cardboard,
  • packaging that has been emptied of residual waste,
  • Biowaste that could be disposed of in the organic waste garbage can.

You can find more information on the page "Waste, Bins & Co. If you have any further questions, our customer service is available by or by phone at 0228 - 555 27 20 (except on public holidays, Rosenmontag, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve).