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It may seem logical: sand, soil and (garden) earth are natural materials, so why worry about how we dispose of them? Yet it is important to dispose of these materials properly. Otherwise, they can have a big impact on our environment.

Not with GFT

Sand, soil and (garden) earth do not belong with vegetable, fruit and garden waste, also known as GFT. It may seem logical to throw them away with this, but this can interfere with the composting process. If these materials end up in the GFT container, it can lead to rejection of the container. As a result, it will not be emptied.

Processing at home

But where can we put these materials? Fortunately, there is a solution. At home, you can safely dispose of small amounts of pot and garden soil in the kitchen and garden waste. Think of the soil from a flower pot or the soil from weeds. From our GFT we can make green gas and compost. Agriculture and horticulture use these valuable resources as soil improvers, helping crops to grow. But the great thing is that we ourselves can also benefit from compost in our gardens and for our plants. Moreover, the gas is used to heat houses. So we are not only contributing to a more environmentally friendly world, but also to a more sustainable future for all of us.

Advantage through reuse

For larger quantities of sand, soil and (garden) earth, there are special companies that take these materials, inspect and purify them for reuse. By working together for a cleaner and greener world, we can really make a difference. So let's be mindful of our natural materials by separating them properly. That way we contribute to a clean region and waste-free future for ourselves and generations to come. With each other and for each other.

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