Waste collection

Reykjavík City's Waste Collection handles waste from the city’s households. All households are required to have containers for four categories. Residents can increase or decrease the number of bins at their home as needed. When we sort, we handle resources better and positively impact the environment.

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?

New sorting system

Reykjavík City implements a new and unified waste sorting system in collaboration with neighboring municipalities. It is mandatory to categorize household waste into four groups according to the act on the circular economy, which took effect in January 2023. This is a significant environmental issue, as proper sorting can reduce waste and enable the recycling of valuable resources instead of disposing of them.

Let’s use the correct bin

Multi-family housing

In multi-family residences, residents need to consult each other about changes to the number and types of bins. This is because these changes affect the fees residents pay for waste collection.

Access and maintenance of waste bins

It is important that waste collectors get to waste bins safely and unhindered. It saves time during collection, reduces damage, impacts the health of workers, and ensures your home receives better and cheaper services. Is access to your bins adequate?

Fee schedule

It is cheaper 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.