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

Where to dispose of your holiday cottage waste

All holiday cottages in Holstebro, Lemvig, Skive and Struer Municipality are registered for refuse collection.

Different refuse disposal options are found in the holiday cottage home areas.

In some areas, each individual cottage has a refuse bin, while in others underground refuse containers are available for everyone to use.

Deposit food and residual waste in the cottage’s own waste bin or in an underground container.

If you have other types of waste – such as plastic, paper or metal – these must be sorted into the different categories and taken to a recycling station. 

Find your local recycling depot

Buried containers for common use

How to sort your rubbish

Container at the cottage

Examples of household rubbish:

  • 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
  • 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

Note: Different refuse disposal options are found in the holiday cottage home areas.

Deposit food and residual waste in either the refuse bin at the cottage or in an underground container for common use.

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

Cardboard and carton

For example, household cardboard and carton packaging include the following:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Corrugated fibreboard
  • Boxes from breakfast cereals such as oat flakes and cornflakes
  • Toothpaste boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Cardboard cylinders from toilet paper, kitchen towels, cling film, etc.

Always remember that the cardboard must be clean and dry.

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?

You're always more than welcome to contact us.

Call  96106240 or write to

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