It’s up to each municipality to decide how the newspaper collection works. Contact your municipality for information about how it works locally.
Curbside collection (CC) means that you drop off your packaging for recycling close to your home. The packaging is then picked up by a waste management contractor. FTI ensures that the material is recycled correctly.
Curbside collection is a complement to recycling stations and makes it easy and convenient to recycle.
How curbside collection works
1. Drop off the packaging in your recycling room or at the curbside
2. The packaging is picked up
3. We make sure the packaging is recycled correctly
Different forms of CC
House with four-compartment bins
Four-compartment bins are a type of solution where two bins with four compartments are placed on the plot. You sort your packaging in the right compartment. A contractor, with a vehicle adapted for the sorted material, picks up and empties the four-compartment bin at the same time as the food and residual waste.
Apartment building with recycling room
A recycling room is available either in the apartment building or as a separate building next to the apartment building. In the recycling room, there are recycling bins for the different types of materials, where you sort your packaging. The contractor then picks up the material and transport it to facilities where the packaging is recycled.
House with color sorting
Color sorting means that you sort your packaging into different colored bags. Each packaging material has its own color on the bag. All bags are placed in the same bin and are then picked up by the contractor and transported to a waste facility where they are sorted by color.
The material is recycled
The CC contractor, through an agreement with FTI, then ensures that the collected packaging waste is transported to a facility for recycling in an environmentally sound manner.
Convenient recycling for apartment buildings
Recycling at home
Sustainability begins at home. Curbside collection makes it easier to contribute to a sustainable circular economy. More households recycle when it’s easy, and when they know that the recycling process is environmentally sound.
How to introduce collection services for your property:
Fill out the register of interest form
An FTI-affiliated waste management contractor will contact you
Plan the space and number of bins together with the contractor
Inform your tenants
Do you live in a house?
Some municipalities have introduced curbside collection for residents who live in houses, terraced houses or vacation homes. More information is available from your municipality. In June 2022, the Swedish government is expected to make a decision regarding the introduction of curbside collection services for all households in Sweden.
The right thing in the right place
To make it easy to sort correctly, we’ve produced a sorting leaflet in other languages. Please print the leaflet and distribute it to your tenants. Or provide a link to our searchable Sorting Guide.
Curbside collection tips
There are a few things to consider before introducing curbside collection for apartment buildings. Here are some useful tips:
How many wheelie bins will you need?
When planning the size of your recycling room, you should make it easy for your tenants to drop off their waste by, for example, having the right number of wheelie bins . The number of bins is based on the number of households in your property. See the calculations below for the number of bins per type of material for 10, 20, 50 and 100 households. The calculations are taken from the Swedish Waste Management Association’ manual for waste disposal areas, and their example is for 50 households.
Number and size of bins
Our examples are based on the various types of packaging we collect. The examples show the number and size of the bins that may be needed. We have chosen to specify the number and size of the bins, rather than the size of the actual room. The Swedish Waste Management Association has calculated that a property with 50 households needs an area of 32 m². You should aim for flexibility, so that the number and type of bins in the recycling room can be adapted should needs change. The manual also includes an example for food and residual household waste for 50 households. If you have any questions about the number of bins for waste that is not packaging, contact your municipality.
Frequently asked questions
No. The waste management contractor engaged by the property owner or tenant-owner association empties the bins.
If we want to achieve the government’s recycling targets, more households need to sort more of their packaging for recycling. Curbside collection improves accessibility and provides a higher level of service. Quite simply, curbside collection makes it easier to send packaging for recycling. Sampling shows that packaging accounts for some 30% of all household waste.