Waste Collection

Illustration of a blue waste bin

Let's help make it possible to keep our environment clean! The role of the Reykjavik City Waste Collection Department is to collect waste from homes in Reykjavik. You can choose the most suitable bins for your home, and thus choose the level of service that works for you.

The Brown Bin is the Next Step

A brown bin for organic waste is the next step in waste management. We will start distributing bins in Grafarvogur, Grafarholt-Ulfarsardalur, Arbaer, and Nordlingaholt in September 2021, and we plan to service all districts by mid-2022.

Let’s Use the Correct Bin

You have a choice of several types of bins.

Multi-Family Housing

There are different rules for waste collection in multi-family dwellings and single-family dwellings. This is because changes in the number and types of bins in a multi-family residence affect the fees residents pay for garbage collection.

Return of Recyclables

When we contribute and sort correctly, we are helping to ensure that we can continue to recycle and reuse what is no longer useful to us. Are you throwing your waste in the right bin?



Waste Bin Accessibility & Maintenance

It is important that waste collectors get to waste bins safely and unhindered. It not only saves time during unloading, it also affects the number of accidents, worker health, and ensures a better and cheaper service for your home. Are your bins easily accessible?

Fee Schedule

It is cheaper for you to throw away less and sort more! If there are changes in the number of waste containers, or the frequency of unloading, the change in fees is based on the week in which the change is requested.


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Any other questions?

Contact Us: sorphirda@reykjavik.is

Phonelines are open all weekdays 8:30-9:00 og 13:00-14:00

Phone Number: 411 1111