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Oslo - Garbage

Dustbin bags (black) are delivered to your house twice a year. Usually one bag is collected per week. Orange bags are used to recycle clean paper and cardboard and are collected once a fortnight. Drink cartons should be placed in plastic bags and then in the orange bag. Dangerous articles such as batteries/paint can be left at the recycling stations (miljøstasjoner) at many petrol stations and fire stations. 

You pay a returnable deposit (pant) on most plastic bottles, beer bottles and beer cans and you get this deposit back when you deliver your bottles in the recycling machine in the supermarket. You feed the bottles and cans into the machine and then receive a receipt that you take to the cash till to claim your money.

Glass and aluminum can be taken to recycling stations, which are usually in or near supermarket and petrol station car parks. You will also find containers for the recycling of clothes and shoes. Unwanted clothes or household goods can be taken to the Fretex shops (see Shopping), which are shops that sell second hand products and they are run by the Salvation Army. They can also be given to local flea markets/jumble sales (loppemarkeder).  Often you will get a note through the door asking for a donation of unwanted household goods/clothes to a flea market/loppemarked in aid of a local school band or handball team etc. 

You can take recyclable material to:

  • ISI recycling centre
    Isiveien (towards Hønefoss)
    Tel: + 47 (67) 13 177/+ 47 (22) 64 9300 (head office in Oslo)
  • Franzefoss Gjenvinning
    Ringeriksv. 161
    Tel: + 47 (67) 15 1830

Recycling companies in Oslo:

  • Avisretur AS
    Haraldsrudv. 5
    Tel: + 47 (22)  91 6960
  • Norsk Gjenvinning
    Ulvenv. 91, Oslo
    Tel. 47 22 64 93 00 or 47 22 88 08 00
  • Vikane Miljø
    H.N. Hauges pl. 3, Oslo
    Tel. 47 22 22 06 79

Should you have questions about recycling and the waste disposal service, contact:

  • Teknisk Etat
    Kommunalteknisk avd.
    Fusdalbråten 4
    Tel. 47 66 90 99 04

The nearest tip in the Asker area is :

  • Yggsett Avfallspark
    Yggesetv. 10 (towards Heggedal)
    1380 Norway
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