No. The recycling stations do not have enough capacity for companies. Only households are permitted to drop off their packaging at recycling stations. If you manage an organization or a company, contact a contractor for assistance with the collection of your recyclables. It is also possible to leave your company's used paper, plastic and metal packaging at FTI's so-called drop-off points. You may leave a maximum of one cubic meter per type of material and occasion. The drop off-points only accept packaging waste. Drop-off points
If you run a café, restaurant, store, office, construction company or any other type of business, you are responsible for your waste and for sending all of your used packaging for recycling. Tips and tricks to make recycling easy.
“Paper will be paper and metal will always be metal.”
Four ways to find us
1. Search for your nearest drop-off point
It’s free of charge to leave your company’s used paper, plastic and metal packaging at one of FTI’s drop-off points. You can drop off up to one cubic meter of each type of material each time. However, these drop-off points are only for packaging waste.
Quality requirements for paper, plastic and metal packaging dropped off for recycling:
- The packaging must be sorted into clean fractions of paper, plastic, or metal
- The packaging must be properly emptied and dry. It does not have to be clean.
- Place your packaging loose in the bin, not in sacks or bags.
Find your nearest drop-off point
Find your nearest drop-off point Start by choosing your county.
FTI has drop-off points in all Sweden’s municipalities. Can’t find your municipality in the map below? Contact us on 08-566 144 00, and we’ll help you!
For information about the nearest drop-off point for glass packaging and bottles, contact Svensk Glasåtervinning (in Swedish only)
For information about drop-off points for newspapers/waste paper, contact your municipality.
2. Check with your municipality about the rules that apply
Were you planning to drop off your empty and sorted packaging at the nearest recycling center? Check with the municipality where you run your business about the rules that apply. Sometimes you can drop off a small amount for a small cost, other times it’s free.
3. Speak to your property owner
Do you run your business from a permanent structure? Did you speak to your property owner about waste management when you signed the lease? Otherwise, it could be worth checking whether you can find some other type of arrangement. If not, ask your waste management contractor for tips.
4. Hire an authorized contractor
If you already have a contractor for food waste, ask whether they can also collect your paper, plastic, metal and glass packaging. Otherwise, you can search for an authorized waste management contractor via recycla.se – an online marketplace that can connect you with a local contractor free of charge.
What about the recycling station around the corner?
Recycling stations are not for companies – only households are permitted to drop off their packaging at Swedish recycling stations.
❚ …if you run a business, you are also responsible for your waste and have a legal obligation to sort it. Quite simply, you have to know what type of waste you produce.
❚ …to empty your packaging properly, and tip it out of any sacks or bags before you send it for recycling.
❚ … if you have really large amounts of packaging waste, look into whether it can be collected. Ask for quotes from authorized contractors.
❚ … try to reduce the amount of waste you produce. Is there anything that can be re-used?
❚ …that only households are permitted to drop off their packaging at Sweden’s recycling stations.
Sort smart – tips and tricks
Always check with your waste collection contractor (if you have one) and ask them how they want the materials sorted.
Related information in Swedish
Frequently asked questions
All packaging that FTI collects is transported to recycling facilities that recycle as much of the collected material as possible. The material that can’t be recycled is sent for energy recovery and used as a substitute for fossil raw materials in industry.
Yes, it is a myth that sorting does not matter. All packaging that enters the recycling system is helping to develop recycling schemes, so that even more packaging can become new material in the future. Packaging that is not sent for recycling is incinerated. By sorting your packaging, you are helping to conserve natural resources and contributing to a circular economy. For example, CO₂ emissions are halved when you sort your plastic packaging instead of throwing it in the bin.