Waste collection

All homes in Hafnarfjörður should have a grey bin and a blue bin. The purpose is to facilitate waste sorting and at the same create a more environmental-friendly society in line with the municipality's policy on environmental issues.

The goal is to get all the municipality's residents to increase their sorting of waste and at the same time decrease the volume of landfill waste. This sorting is comparable in all the greater Reykjavík area and with many other municipalities in Iceland.

Waste collection - street list by neighbourhoods
Waste collection - neighbourhood division

Grátunna

Gray bin / energy bin

Waste collection calendar for grey bins 2020

General home waste, such as food remains, diapers, food polluted packaging etc., is intended for the grey bin. All plastic should be sorted apart, placed in separate bags and put in the grey bin. Also, metals such as food cans, jar lids, aluminium trays etc., should go unbagged into the bin. Please do not put any recyclable paper or hazardous materials in this bin. Hazardous materials, metals, timber and other large and heavy objects that can damage equipment should not go into the waste, but rather to disposal terminals. See sorpa.is for further information

At the reception point SORPA in Gufunes the bags with the plastic are sorted apart mechanically and metals are separated with magnets. Methane is made from organic parts.

The grey bin / energy bin is emptied every 14 days.

The waste collection calendar should be considered as a reference. Weather, illness and malfunctions can have effects, but generally delays should not be longer than 1/2 to 1 day for waste collection between neighbourhoods.

Blátunna

Blue bin

Waste collection calendar for blue bins 2020

All paper and cardboard waste, such as newspapers, magazines, cartons, non-corrugated fibreboard, egg cartons, office paper and corrugated cardboard, is intended for the blue bin. No food remains, plastic bags or extra waste should be placed in this bin.

Hazardous materials, metals, timber and other large and heavy objects that can damage equipment should not go into the waste, but rather to disposal terminals. See sorpa.is for further information.

The blue bin is emptied every 21 days.

The waste collection calendar should be considered as a reference. Weather, illness and malfunctions can have effects, but generally delays should not be longer than 1/2 to 1 day for waste collection between neighbourhoods.

Charge collection

The blue bin is included in the waste disposal charge for each apartment and collected through property taxes. It is possible to apply for extra bins if needed, in such cases the charge is according to a rate list.

Neighbourhood containers

Grenndargamar

In Hafnarfjörður there are neighbourhood containers in seven locations . In all these locations there are containers for paper, plastic and glass, along with containers for clothes from RKÍ and for bottles from The Boy Scouts at each one. The locations in Hafnarfjörður are the following:

  • Hólshraun / Fjarðarkaup
  • Miðvangur / Samkaup
  • Fjarðargata / Fjörður
  • Melabraut by 10-11
  • Tjarnartorg by Bónus
  • Staðarberg by 10-11
  • Sólvangur

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