How to sort and get rid of rubbish when staying in the summer cottage

Where to dispose summer cottage rubbish

All summer cottages in Holstebro, Lemvig, Skive and Struer municipality are signed up for rubbish collection. This means that you can take out food waste and household rubbish to the summer cottage’s rubbish bin since they are emptied regularly. If you have other kinds of rubbish – like plastic, paper, or metal – it needs to be sorted and handed in for recycling.

Find your local recycling depot

How to sort your rubbish

Food waste and household rubbish goes in the bin


Food waste

Examples of food waste:

  • All food scraps
  • Meat and bones
  • Pasta, rice, grains, and porridge
  • Eggs and nuts (including shells)
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Coffee grounds
  • Used kitchen towel
  • Flower bouquets
  • Leftover feed for pets

Household rubbish

Examples of household rubbish:

  • Pizza boxes
  • Sanitary towels
  • Nappies
  • Cat litter (needs to be put in a closed bag)
  • Juice and milk cartons
  • Soot and ashes from the woodstove (needs to be cold off and put in a closed bag)
  • Vacuum cleaner bags (needs to be put in a closed bag)
  • Dirty packaging

NB: We are in the process of placing divided rubbish bins on all addresses. Not all summer cottages have received a divided rubbish bin yet. If the bin at your summer cottage isn’t divided into separate rooms you can just throw your food waste and household rubbish in the same bin.

How to sort your rubbish

The following rubbish needs to be sorted and disposed at the summer cottage’s local recycling depot


Examples of metal rubbish:

  • Coffee and tea canisters
  • Tins from mackerel in tomatoes, tuna, cod roe etc.
  • Tinfoil
  • Tin trays
  • Empty beer and soft drink cans

Plastic (hard plastic)

Examples of plastic rubbish: 

  • Plastic canisters
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic beakers and lids
  • Meat trays
  • Flowerpots made of plastic
  • Disposable tableware made of plastic
  • Plastic packaging


Examples of glass rubbish:

  • Jam glasses
  • Drinking glasses
  • Wine and spirits bottles
  • Oil bottles
  • Broken glass and glass packaging

Always remember to empty and wash glass and bottles for food waste before you can hand them in.


Examples of paper rubbish:

  • Newspapers
  • Advertising circulars
  • Printed papers
  • Printer paper
  • Weekly magazines
  • Envelopes

Sorting your rubbish benefits the environment

Your rubbish from the summer cottage consists of many different materials that can be recycled and used for new purposes. As an example, glass, metal and paper can all, quite easily, be used in the production of new products.   

On the other hand, if all the rubbish from the summer cottage goes in the same bin it will all just be sent for incineration – this means that valuable resources will go to waste. That’s why it’s an environmentally friendly action to sort your rubbish.

A clean nature gives better holiday experiences

If nature is used as a rubbish bin it will not only harm the wildlife, the environment, and the groundwater. It will also have consequences for those who use our beaches, forests and nature to create memorable holiday experiences.

Together we must take care of our nature and keep it clean. Remember to dispose of your rubbish from the beach or forest trip in a bin – or take it home at sort it with your other rubbish.

Rubbish collection solution for summer cottage owners

Your summer cottage must be signed up for a rubbish collection solution that fits the use of the summer cottage. There are several rubbish collection solutions to choose from and they vary depending on whether the summer cottage lies in Holstebro, Lemvig, Skive, or Struer municipality.

On My page, you can sign up for the rubbish collection solution that suits your needs the most. On My page, you can also order collection of garden and bulky waste.

This is where our environmental and recycling stations are located

All recyclable waste, which must be separated out for recycling, can be delivered to an environmental or recycling station.

The possibilities of delivering recyclable waste to environmental stations will vary depending on where your cottage is located. All recyclable waste can be delivered to a recycling station. Click the recycling station on the map to view its opening hours.

Got any questions?

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