Separable waste is a fraction that consists of many different materials, objects that cannot be separated from one another and/or cannot be separated at the waste management centre. That is, the final separation takes place at the separation plant.

Separable waste is separated into combustible, metal, filler and landfill waste.

Combustible is waste that cannot be reused and where the materials cannot be recovered. Examples are ring-binders, plastic wallets, magazine rack holders, videotapes, CDs, CD covers, diskettes, video tapes, ink ribbons, plastic pens without metal cartridges, mouse-pads and fabric products, plastic pipette racks, fruit baskets, etc.

Metal arises when waste consisting of metal and other materials is separated at the separation plant. Examples are ring-binders of metal and hardboard and tables of wood and metal.

Filler is waste such as broken porcelain, ceramics, windowpane glass, drinking glasses and stone.

Landfill is waste that cannot be reused or recycled. Examples are concrete, gypsum wallboard and insulation.

Contaminated material (with, for example, chemicals or radioactive or infectious waste) is absolutely not included here and must be handled on the basis of the contamination, see “Part for laboratory activities”.


Separable waste is deposited at a waste management centre. Order a recycling bank or a container when throwing out large quantities of separable waste. Contact the Goods Reception, tel. 08-16 2517 or e-mail:


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

Storage at waste management centres

Plastic recycling containers 660 litres.


Separable waste is collected at the waste management centre by the waste contractor who takes it down to the large recycling centre under Aula Magna.

Final disposal

The waste is driven to a separation plant where it is separated into four different fractions. Then the waste is used for material recovery or energy recovery or placed in a landfill. The waste for energy recovery is then transported to a combustion plant.

Specific legislation

SFS 2001:512 Ordinance on the Landfill of Waste

NFS 2004:4     The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s Regulations and General Advice on the Handling of Combustible Waste and Organic Waste.