Trondheim Renholdsverk provides waste collection, disposal and recycling services for all private households in Trondheim kommune. In Trondheim there are five main sections of waste. The collection frequency depends on your address. If you have any questions or queries, please contact customer services, phone no. 917 54 000.
Bins/containers for general waste have a green label.
General waste is collected at your house, building or housing cooperative. General waste is incinerated and provides heating for hundreds of houses in Trondheim.
Paper and cardboard
Bins/containers for paper and cardboard have a blue label.
Inner city residents must bring paper and cardboard waste to designated containers in the area, known as Midtbypunkt. If you live in residential/suburban areas the waste is collected at your house, building or housing cooperative. Paper and cardboard is recycled to make new products.
Bins/containers for plastic pacaging have a purple label. Collection of plastic waste is organized the same way as paper and cardboard (above).
Every household should receive a red box for hazardous waste. Hazardous waste is collected twice a year, and is sorted manually and disposed of in an environmentally safe way.
Glass and metal
Glass and metal must be brought to designated containers in your area, known as Returpunkt. The containers have a grey label.
Sorting your waste
Recycling can be a confusing matter at times. Click on the link to download or print Trondheim Renholdsverk’s sorting table for common types of household waste.
Sorting table – English (PDF)
You can find sorting tables in other languages here.
Find your collection schedule
Trondheim Renholdsverk has developed an app for mobile phone and tablets where you can access the collection schedulefor the address(es) of your choosing. The ‘Tømmeplan’ app is available in English and can be downloaded in Google Play and App Store.