Waste and recycling

If you live in a house, you need to inform the municipality and sign up for refuse collection. If you live in a flat, your landlord or building society organises this. 

A subscription for refuse collection includes the collection of household waste at the property, normally every 14 days. The subscription also provides access to the municipal recycling centres, where you can drop off recyclable items and environmentally hazardous waste. You receive a recycling card that opens the gate to the recycling centres.

When you want to take out a new subscription or make a change to your current subscription, you should contact our customer service department.

Contact us

+46(0)300-83 40 00
info@kungsbacka.se

Three different waste subscriptions

There are three different waste subscriptions in Kungsbacka:

  • Food waste becomes biogas: You put your food waste in a separate bin and we collect it to make biogas. This subscription is cheapest because it is the most environmentally friendly alternative.
  • Varmkompost (Compost for food waste): You put your food waste in a special container in your garden.
  • Osorterat avfall (Unsorted waste): You put your food waste together with other waste in your green bin.

Food waste becomes biogas - better for the environment

If you choose the waste subscription Matavfall blir biogas, your food waste will be made into biogas and used as an environmentally friendly fuel for vehicles. Biogas is already used as fuel for garbage trucks and buses in Kungsbacka.

It is easy to sort out your food waste. Use the paper bags and the holder you receive together with your new brown bin. They are made for good ventilation to avoid bad odors.

To be able to make biogas from your food waste you have sort it correctly. It is important that only food waste ends up in the brown paper bag.