Waste collection fees

A fee for waste management shall be charged in the City of Reykjavík and the Fee Schedule is published in the Official Journal. 1280/2023

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

Container for mixed household waste

Container type Collection Containers per year
120-liter bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 43,000 kr.
120-liter bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 53,000 kr.
240-liter bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 69,200 kr.
240-liter bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 79,200 kr.
360-liter bin less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 103,800 kr.
360-liter bin more than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 113,800 kr.
660-liter large gray bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 190,300 kr.
660-liter large gray bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 217,800 kr.
Each unloading
3 m³ underground container 30,900 kr.
4 m³ underground container 37,500 kr.
5 m³ underground container 44,200 kr.

Paper container

Container type Collection Containers per year
240-liter bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 10,100 kr.
240-liter bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 13,300 kr.
360-liter bin, Less than 15 meters from collection vehicle 15,150 kr.
360-liter bin More than 15 meters from collection vehicle 25,150 kr.
660-liter large bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 27,775 kr.
660-liter large bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 36,575 kr.
Each unloading
3 m³ underground container 8,800 kr.
4 m³ underground container 9,600 kr.
5 m³ underground container 10,400 kr.

Plastic container

Container type Collection Containers per year
240-liter bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 10,900 kr.
240-liter bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 14,100 kr.
360-liter bin Less than 15 meters from collection vehicle 16,350 kr.
360-liter bin More than 15 meters from collection vehicle 26,350 kr.
660-liter large bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 29,975 kr.
660-liter large bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 38,875 kr.
Each unloading
3 m³ underground container 6,700 kr.
4 m³ underground container 6,700 kr.
5 m³ underground container 6,700 kr.

Food waste container

Container type Collection Containers per year
140-liter bin Less than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 18,200 kr.
140-liter bin More than 15 meters from waste collection vehicle 28,300 kr.
Each unloading
3 m³ underground container 11,100 kr.

Container for two-part container

Container type Collection The year
240-liter bin for household waste (60%) and food waste (40%) Less than 15 meters from collection vehicle 52,500
240-liter bin for household waste (60%) and food waste (40%) More than 15 meters from collection vehicle 62,500
240-liter bin for paper materials (60%) and plastics (40%) Less than 15 meters from collection vehicle 10,500
240-liter bin for paper materials (60%) and plastics (40%) More than 15 meters from collection vehicle 13,700

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 labeled bag for excess waste or take it to a drop-off center or recycling center.

  • Labeled bags for incidental excess mixed waste: 2,606 kr./pc.

Please note that for the collection of incidental excess waste that does not fit in containers, it must be in individually labeled bags. You can buy the bags at the stations of N1 in Reykjavík and at the Reykjavík City Service Center in Borgartún 12-14.

Fees for extra unloading

  • Fees for additional emptying: 9,750 kr./trip plus 3,349 kr./unloaded container.
  • Fees for additional emptying of underground containers: 9,750 kr./trip plus the fee for emptying underground containers above.
  • Fee for the operation of drop-off centers and recycling centers: 17,000 kr./apartment. The fee for drop-off centers and recycling centers is intended to cover the cost share of the City of Reykjavík for the operation of SORPA’s drop-off centers and recycling centers.
  • The administration fee for changing services, driving, and registering containers, is 4,000 kr. for each time a change is requested.

Fees for the operation of recycling centers

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