Your household waste is collected every week, normally on a fixed day between Monday and Friday.
- Please put all your household waste in a plastic bag or something similar
- Broken glass and other sharp objects must be wrapped, i.e. in an old newspaper
- Allow ashes to cool and then seal them, to avoid discomfort from the dust
If you live in a house, it is your responsibility that the outdoor garbage containers are accessible for the garbage collection once a week.
Keep the lid closed to avoid attracting rats and other animals and do not overload the containers.
In Denmark, most bottles and cans that you buy are part of the Danish deposit and return system. You can return these bottles and cans to most supermarkets to get your deposit back.
Bottles and glass that are not included in the deposit and return system can be recycled at the designated glass recycling containers, at different locations. To find a glass recycling container near you, click here.
If you live in an apartment building, you might find a glass recycling container in the common area. Furthermore, you might find recycling containers for metal, hard plastics, paper, cardboard, batteries and hazardous waste. All waste has to be separated and recycled if possible.
If you live in a house, you will find recycling containers for paper and garden waste. You can also get a recycling container for metals and hard plastics.
If you need more information, you can
Bulky waste includes furniture, home appliances, doors, lumber, mattresses, etc.
Everything must be separated into large burnable items, large iron and metals, electronics, PVC and impregnated wood. If you live in a house, bulky waste trucks will also collect your cardboard. Bicycles must be tagged “STORSKRALD” (bulky waste) to avoid mistakes.
Trailers, motorcycles, mopeds, cars, boats or parts of these will not be collected as bulky waste.
If you live in a house, your bulky waste is collected 4 times a year. It must be put on the sidewalk by 7 a.m. and no earlier than the night before. There are limitations regarding size and quantity. Contact the Citizen Service office if in doubt.
If you live in an apartment, bulky waste is collected on demand. Check the common areas if there is a place for collecting bulky waste and contact the building janitor if you have questions.
You can also dispose of your refuse at one of the many refuse recycling centres. The nearest one are:
Access for vehicles and bikes: Bispeengen 35, Frederiksberg (by Nordre Fasanvej)
Access for bikes and pedestrians: Borups Allé 158, Frederiksberg
Open: Workweek 10 am - 6 pm, Weekends 10 am - 5 pm
If you need more information about garbage, recycling, garden or bulk refuse, you can contact the Citizen Service Centre, ask your question online or ask your neighbours.
Citizen Service Centre (Borgerservicecenter)
Waste hotline Tel.: 3821 4900
Monday and Thursday, 9 am -5 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am -1 pm
Monday-Thursday, 10 am - 3 pm, Friday, 10 am - 1 pm