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Waste sorting

We have shared responsibility for the environment. By sorting properly, the waste can be recycled and become a useful resource again. You who live with us can easily sort everything but hazardous waste*. Here we have gathered information and movies (sorting guide) to help you sort your waste!

*Hazardous waste is e.g. paint, chemicals, glue, detergent, hair spray, and nail polish. Handling hazardous waste requires special training and equipment. You leave your hazardous waste at the nearest recycling center (Sysav återvinningscentral).

Click on the housing area map to find the waste stations and bulky waste stations.

Waste movie

The Wasting

Let's introduce The Wasting - our very own horror movie about littering and its consequences for the environment.

Waste Sorting Guide


All plastic packaging you have at home is sorted as plastic, regardless of whether it is hard or soft plastic. For example plastic bags, foil, cans, bottles without return deposits (pant), bag-in-box bags, and chip bags.

Paper packaging

In the containers for paper packaging, leave cardboard and paper packaging. For example milk boxes, egg cartons, paper bags, moving boxes, corrugated cardboard, and wrapping paper.

Newspapers and recyclable paper

In recycling bins for newspapers and recycled paper, put everything that can be flipped through For example newspapers, catalogs, paperback books, flyers, office papers, and notebooks.


Glass bottles and jars can be sorted as colored or uncolored glass. For example wine bottles and jam cans.


Leave all metal packaging for recycling, both hard and soft. For example conserve cans, tubes, capsules, aluminum foil, and cans without refund deposits (pant).

Food waste

Sorting out food waste is easy! Of course, edible food should end up in the stomach. But the non-edible parts of the food should be emptied in the food waste bag. Yes, it’s that easy.


Bulky waste

Bulky waste is waste that cannot be sorted at the usual waste station i.e. furniture, lamps, kitchenware, and Christmas trees. There are bulky waste stations, sometimes named "Gröna rummet" (the green room), in all our student housing areas. There you can also sort electronics, light bulbs/fluorescent lamps, and batteries.

Textiles (clothing)

Textile collection can give new life to clothes and textiles. In the bins in our housing areas, you can donate clothes and textiles, in good and poor condition. For example bed linen, towels, clothes, shoes, hats, blankets, handbags, belts, and accessories.

Residual waste

Residual waste is waste that cannot be recycled. For example chewing gum, envelopes, crushed glass, cotton swabs, hair, condoms, sanitary pads, moist tobacco (snus), cigarette butts, and cat litter.

Latest update December 23, 2022