Garbage sorting

Garbage has to be sorted in Denmark. Therefore, in most holiday homes you will be confronted with the requirement to sort the rubbish before disposal. However, not all municipalities have made the same progress. Therefore, there will be cottages where the garbage has not yet been sorted. The aim of the Danish authorities is that by the end of 2023 Denmark must have a nationwide waste sorting system where waste is sorted into food waste, glass, paper, food and drink cartons. Cardboard, metal, plastic, hazardous waste, textiles and residual waste. This does not mean that there are 10 sorting bins in the garden shed. In the vast majority of places, multiple categories are shared around a container – for example, it could be paper and cardboard, or metal and plastic.

That's why you need to sort waste whenever possible. Improper sorting can result in a fine of up to 3,000 DKK