Waste recycling

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

Around campus, you will find recycling stations with bins relevant to the area in which they are placed:

Recycling guide

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Other waste

     

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

 

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

Plastic

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Report damages, defects and needs

You can also report other needs related to cleaning, outdoor space, waste, internal relocation, courier services or other operational work.