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Waste recycling

UiO practices waste recycling. Contribute to reaching our goal of 80 per cent sorted waste by using the bins provided on campus.

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Recycling guide

Please follow these instructions:

Other waste


You may dispose of:

  • Non-recyclable waste
  • Packaging with food residue
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramics
  • Drinking glasses
  • Disposable coffee cups

Do not dispose of:

  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Hazardous waste
  • Electronic waste

Food waste


You may dispose of:

  • Food scraps
  • Coffee grounds
  • Filter paper
  • Tea bags
  • Food-soiled tissue paper
  • Compostable food service products

Do not dispose of:

  • Flowers
  • Plants
  • Glass
  • Porcelain and cutlery


You may dispose of:

  • Clean and dry plastic
    packaging (rinse off or clean
    thoroughly with a napkin)

Do not dispose of:

  • Plastic with food residue
  • Plastic waste
    other than packaging
  • Styrofoam

Paper and cardboard

You may dispose of:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Brochures
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Paperback books and notebooks
  • Printing paper and envelopes

Do not dispose of:

  • Coffee cups
  • Tissue paper and napkins
  • Ring binders and plastic folders
  • Hardback books

Glass and metal

You may dispose of:

  • Empty glass bottles and jars
    (please rinse with water)
  • Empty metal cans
    (please rinse with water)

Do not dispose of:

  • Drinking glasses
  • Porcelain
  • Crystal
  • Mirrors
  • Cutlery

Read more on sustainable waste management at UiO


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Published Nov. 3, 2016 2:02 PM - Last modified Jan. 25, 2018 3:12 PM