Paper for recycling is a mixed paper fraction. Examples of paper for recycling that is separated are newspapers, magazines with both soft and hard covers, direct advertising, phone books, surplus paper copies, photocopy paper wrapping, course booklets, course catalogues, computer lists, books, envelopes, Post-It notes (of recycled paper) and receipts.

Other paper products, such as labels (gummed paper), coated paper (glossy paper), carbon paper and self-adhesive stickers are separated as household waste.


Paper for recycling is deposited in the recycling container either at the department or at the nearest waste management centre. Paper covered by secrecy is placed in separate recycling containers with locks.

It you are going to throw out large quantities of books and magazines/journals, you have to order extra recycling containers.

Contact the Goods Reception, tel. 08-16 2517 or e-mail:

Other paper products are placed in the recycling container for household waste.


The waste management centre or collection point must be marked with a descriptive text (Swedish and English) and/or a symbol.

Storage at waste management centres

Plastic recycling containers, 190 litres. The fire authority’s requirements apply to recycling containers kept in common areas. Otherwise no special requirements.


Returned office paper is collected at the department or deposited at the waste management centre. The paper is taken down the large recycling centre under Aula Magna for further transport,

Final disposal

Paper for recycling collected is taken to a separation plant for checking, sorting and baling. Then it is taken to a paper mill to become a new raw material for the production of new paper.

Paper covered by secrecy, books and journals with hard covers and other papers products are disposed of by combustion and energy recovery.

Specific legislation

SFS 2014:1074   Ordinance on Producer Responsibility for Paper for Recycling