Waste Collection Fees

A fee for waste management shall be charged in the City of Reykjavik and the Fee Schedule is published in the Official Journal.

The simplified version of the waste collection fees can be seen below.

Grey bin - for mixed household waste

Container Type Collection Collection Rate Containers per Year
120-liter thrifty bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 14 days 21,000 kr.
120-liter thrifty bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 14 days 27,100 kr.
240-liter gray bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 14 days 34,200 kr.
240-liter gray bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 14 days 42,500 kr.
660-liter large gray bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 14 days 94,050 kr.
660-liter large gray bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 14 days 116,875 kr.
       
      Each unloading
3 m³ underground container     20,100 kr.
4 m³ underground container     24,800 kr.
5 m³ underground container     29,400 kr.

Blue bin - for paper

Container Type Collection Collection Rate Containers per Year
240-liter blue bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 21 days 10,200 kr.
240-liter blue bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 21 days 15,600 kr.
660-liter large blue bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 21 days 28,050 kr.
660-liter large blue bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 21 days 42,900 kr.
       
      Each unloading
3 m³ underground container     6,300 kr.
4 m³ underground container     6,300 kr.
5 m³ underground container     6,300 kr.

Green bin - for plastic

Container Type Collection Collection Rate Containers per Year
240-liter green bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 21 days 10,600 kr.
240-liter green bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 21 days 16,000 kr.
660-liter large green bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 21 days 29,150 kr.
660-liter large green bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 21 days 44,000 kr.
       
      Each unloading
3 m³ underground container     6,700 kr.
4 m³ underground container     6,800 kr.
5 m³ underground container     6,900 kr.

Brown bin - for bio-waste

Container Type Collection Collection Rate Containers per Year
120-liter brown bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 21 days 13,200 kr.
120-liter brown bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 21 days 19,300 kr.
       
      Each unloading
3 m³ underground container     16,200 kr.

The fees are intended to cover the costs of the container, collection, and waste management.

Fees other than annual fees:

15-meter rule

If waste collectors need to retrieve containers more than 15 meters from a waste collection vehicle, a charge will be added. You can avoid paying it by permanently moving the bins on the unloading day within 15 meters.

Fees for Excess Waste

If the bins are full before the unloading date, you can buy a labelled bag for excess waste or take it to a drop-off center or recycling center. Please note that for the collection of incidental excess waste that does not fit in containers, it must be in individually labelled bags. You can buy the bags at the stations of N1 in Reykjavik and at the Reykjavik City Service Center in Borgartun 12-14.

Fees for Extra Unloading

If a container has not been unloaded due to obstacles, incorrect sorting, or other reasons, you can request an extra pick up for unloading once the issue is resolved. The services are paid for according to the Fee Schedule.

Fees for the operation of recycling centers

A recycling facility fee is levied on each dwelling in Reykjavik to cover the City's share of the cost for operating Sorpa’s waste recycling centers.

Any other questions?

Contact Us: sorphirda@reykjavik.is

Phone Number: 411 1111