Garbage sorting - what goes where?

Wed 09 Nov
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All SSN's student housing has waste disposal stations, where YOU who are a resident have an important responsibility in sorting your waste correctly. Here you will find out what is going where ♻️

Compress your waste or order waste removal from our janitors!

It is important that all waste is compressed. Help us keep it tidy around the garbage bin to make it look nice. Then we avoid visits by uninvited guests such as birds, rats and mice.

If you have large items you want to get rid of, please contact the janitor and book waste removal. You will be billed for the elapsed time and the actual cost of the recycling station.

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We ask that you please do not put garbage outside of the waste cans without agreement with the janitor!

Paper/cardboard, food waste, plastic, glass/metal and general waste all have separate containers:

  • Food waste bags shall be tightly tied to minimise loose waste in the outdoors waste containers.

  • Paper can be placed directly into the waste containers, but not in plastic bags. If you have used plastic bags to collect paper, then sort the plastic bag into the outdoor containers for plastic.

  • General waste shall be disposed of in tied plastic bags directly into the outdoor waste container for general waste.

  • Plastic packaging shall be disposed in a tightly tied plastic bag and disposed in the outdoor waste container for plastic.

  • Glass and metal are thrown directly into the container for glass and metal, remember to sort the plastic bag separately if you have transported boxes / glass in one.

It is very important to sort waste and dispose of it in the correct container/igloo

The waste removal company will refuse to take the waste if it is not sorted properly. This gives us extra costs, in addition to the fact that it quickly overflows with rubbish when it is not emptied on time.

Thank you for helping by sorting correctly!

This is paper and cardboard waste:

  • Newspapers, brochures, envelopes, advertisements, magazines, phone directories, pocket books with soft covers.

  • Paper, cardboard boxes, toilet roll tubes.

  • Milk and juice cartons, you don't need to remove the cork or the label.

  • Cardboard and paper packaging such as pizza boxes, cartons for detergents and softeners.

This is glass waste:

  • Glass that has contained jam, pasta sauces, baby food, etc.

  • Beer bottles without redemption value, wine- and liquor bottles.

This is metal waste:

  • Soda and beer cans without redemption value.

  • ​Tins, caviar and mayonnaise tubes etc.

  • Metal corks, soft metal tins, aluminium foil.

Only glass and metal packaging that has contained food shall be recycled.

This is plastic waste:

  • Plastic packaging that has contained food, drinks or other household goods.

  • Polystyrene, clingfilm.

  • Window cleaning fluid bottles, shampoo bottles, bottles from detergents etc.

Rinse plastic containers with cold water before you dispose of them. It doesn’t matter whether there's a thin layer of fat left. Labels can stay on. Use common sense: If it's difficult to get the plastic packaging clean, dispose with mixed waste.

This is Bio-waste:

  • Left-over food.

  • Tea bags and coffee filters.

  • Paper towels and napkins.

Remember to only use the BIO- bags, not regular plastic bags as these are not biodegradable. Empty your bio-waste every day, that way you can avoid bad smells in the kitchen.

Mixed residual waste:

  • Waste not sorted for recycling.

This is EE waste:

  • Light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, long-lasting bulbs, fuses, rechargeable batteries.

  • ​Mobile phones, chargers, lamps, wires, switches.

  • Toys with batteries and electronic components, shoes with flashing lights.

  • Radios, speakers, cameras, computer equipment, watches, alarm clocks.

  • Coffee makers, kettles, kitchen appliances, hairdryers.

Disposal of EE waste:

In many of our student accommodations (check the web site for your building), there is a container in the laundry room or in the basement where you can dispose of EE waste.

Electrical appliances such as TVs, washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, cookers, freezers, heaters and microwave ovens need to be delivered separately to shops where such equipment is sold. You do not have to buy a new product to deliver old devices. The shop is obliged to receive such items if they sell similar products.

You may also deliver EE waste to recycling stations.

Read more about waste disposal and sorting at (Norwegian website).