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Recycling in Oslo

Se vår lille oversikt over hvordan du kan kvitte deg med diverse juleavfall.

Find out where you can deliver different types of waste, and what kind of items you can recycle in the blue and green bags.

The blue and green bags

  • Tie all bags with a double knot
  • Find blue and green bags at the supermarkets (free of charge)
  • Normal shopping bags for residual waste
  • Put the different three bags in the same bin, marked for this purpose
  • Loose and oversized waste should not be put in the bin (bring it to a recycling station)

Clean plastic packaging (the blue bag)

Remember to rinse the plastic waste if it is dirty.

  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic containers, plastic pots, plastic tubs
  • Plastic packaging from meat/fish/fruit/vegetables etc.
  • Plastic bottles for detergent/shampoo/sauces
  • Plastic flowerpots
  • Coffee bags/crisp packets
  • Snuff pots

Food waste (the green bag)

  • Peeling/cores
  • Bread
  • Teabags/coffee filters/coffee grounds
  • Seafood
  • Leftovers meat/bones
  • Eggshells
  • Small amounts of soiled kitchen paper

Residual waste (normal shoopping bag)

  • Nappies
  • Cooled ashes/barbecue charcoal
  • Pot plants/flowers
  • Candles
  • Broken toys
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Plastic tubes (when you are not able to clean them)
  • Small pieces of polystyrene
  • Cigarette ends
  • Soiled plastic and paper

Paper/cardboard (container for paper/cardboard)

  • Newspapers
  • Advertising material
  • Magazines/books
  • Envelopes
  • Milk/juice cartons
  • Pizza/cereal boxes and cardboard yoghurt packaging
  • Cardboard kitchen roll/toilet roll tubes
  • Wrapping paper

Glass/metal packaging

Take it to collection point for glass and metal packaging.

  • Alumimium packaging/foil
  • Glasses/bottles
  • Tin cans
  • Metal caps
  • Metal lids
  • Non-deposit oil/mineral water cans
  • Metal tubes
  • tea light cups


Take it to a collection point for old clothes, or deliver the waste at a recycling station

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Towels
  • Curtains
  • Bedlinen
  • Worn out fabric/clothes/shoes

Garden waste

Take this waste to a garden waste disposal point.

  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Windfall fruit
  • Twigs/branches
  • Weeds
  • Pot plants/flowers
  • Christmas trees


Take this waste to a recycling station, or return it to retailer (it does not matter if you bought the item there, as long as they sell that type of goods).

  • Electric toys
  • Mobile phones
  • Flashing shoes
  • Electric razors
  • Hairdryers
  • Computer equipment
  • Watches
  • White goods
  • Cables

Hazardous waste

Take it to a recycling station or an environmental waste station. Annual collection of hazardous waste. 

  • Impregnated wood
  • Paint/wood stain/varnish
  • Glue
  • Waste oil
  • Chemicals
  • Batteries
  • Energy-saving light bulbs
  • White spirit

Oversized waste/re-use

Take it to a recycling station.

  • Cooking oil
  • Furniture
  • Car tyres
  • Wood
  • Scrap iron
  • Plastic chairs
  • Windows
  • Books
  • Larger amount of polystyrene
  • Flooring