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Reykjavík City's Waste Collection handles waste from the city’s households. All households are required to have containers for four categories. Residents have the opportunity to influence the number and size of containers based on the level of service suitable for the household.
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?
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.
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?
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.