New law requires sorting of food waste

Starting from January 1, 2024, a new law is being introduced that requires all food waste to be sorted separately throughout Sweden.

The goal is to maximize the use of food waste to create biogas and biofertilizer. In Sollentuna, this means we’ll have lower waste collection costs when we sort our food waste.

Your potato peels, coffee grounds, and apple cores are valuable resources that can be converted into useful purposes. By using SEOM’s paper bags for food waste and placing them in the brown bins that the municipality empties, you can help reduce food waste and promote sustainability.

Significantly cheaper for the association

Sollentuna applies an environmentally controlled waste fee, which means the more we sort out food waste and packaging, the lower our waste collection costs will be. Collecting food waste costs only 1 krona per kilogram, while packaging is free to leave at the recycling center. However, residual waste costs 6 kronor per kilogram.

End of food waste disposers

Starting from January 1, 2024, the use of food waste disposers for separate collection of food waste is prohibited. This means that if you use such devices, you’ll need to find other ways to manage your food waste.

Did you know?

  1. By sorting out your food waste, you can lower your housing fees. Residual waste costs six times more than sorted food waste.
  2. 10 banana peels can produce enough biogas for your car to drive 1 kilometer!
  3. Food waste provides phosphorus from biofertilizer, and a single brown bag of 2 kilograms can provide enough to grow oats for approximately 11 servings of oatmeal.