Avfall Sør is the waste management company responsible for the collection and treatment of waste from households in the municipalities of Kristiansand and Vennesla. Waste management is not carried out equally throughout the country. Therefore, it is important to familiarize yourself with the recycling scheme that applies in the municipality where you currently live and study.


Waste and recycling guide for students in Kristiansand and Vennesla


 

On this page, we have collected useful information about how to sort and deliver your waste in Kristiansand and Vennesla.

The information  is relevant for students residing in student housing units belonging to The Student Association in Agder (SiA) or renting a room/apartment in private ownership. If you own the residence yourself, please contact our customer service centre for information and advice.

 

How to sort your waste at home

This can be thrown in the underground waste containers or waste bins at your home:

Do you live in housing with underground waste containers?

Nedgravde containere tilhørende SiAs studentboliger på Campus Kristiansand

You don’t need to worry about the collection day for waste when using underground waste containers. Waste collectors empty these as needed.

  • Underground waste containers that belong to SiA student housing units are reserved for SiA residents and should not be used by others.
  • Other underground waste containers require an electronic key fob to open the chute doors. You can obtain the key fob from the landlord or Avfall Sør when you move in and/or take over the residence.

AVOID LITTERING! Waste should not be placed next to the container. If it’s full or not working – please contact Avfall Sør (+47) 38 17 70 70 so that we can fix it. This way, we avoid pollution caused by birds, animals, weather, and wind spreading waste and pollutants.


 

Do you live in housing with your own waste bins?

Store fellesdunker I avfallsrom.

To have your waste bins emptied, they must be placed by the roadside or curb no later than 06:00 on the collection day. The arrow on the bins must point towards the road.


PLEASE NOTE! You can find your collection days by entering your address in the collection calendar – «Tømmekalender». This calendar is only available in Norwegian.


 

 

Delivering waste to our recycling stations

At Avfall Sør’s recycling stations, you can deliver sorted waste that doesn’t fit in regular bins or chutes, as well as hazardous waste, electronic waste, and items for reuse. 

Illustrert kart som viser Avfall Sørs lokasjoner for i Kristiansand og Vennesla.

Our recycling stations and opening hours:

At the recycling station, sorted waste can be delivered by car—with or without a trailer. Remember access ID to open the barriers!

PLEASE NOTE! The web pages for the recycling stations are only available in Norwegian.

To enter the recycling station, you need access ID:

Dame med mobil med som reklamerer for at kunder til gjenvinningsstasjonen kan bruke adgangsbrikke for å slippe inn på gjenvinningsstasjonen

If you live in a student housing unit belonging to The Student Association in Agder you can borrow a key fob at SiA’s student center.

  • The key fob is presented and scanned at the self-service machine at the entrance of the station, and the barrier opens automatically.
Dame med mobil med som reklamerer for at kunder til gjenvinningsstasjonen kan bruke QR-kode for adgang til gjenvinningsstasjonen

If you are a tenant in private housing, you need to ask the landlord to share access with you.

  • Sharing access is done on the customer portal «Min side», and once done, you will receive an SMS that needs to be confirmed.
  • Then, you will receive a link to a QR code that can be scanned at the recycling stations.
  • Your visits are registered on the landlord’s property.

If you own the residence, you automatically gain access to Min side to retrieve and manage your access ID.
PLEASE NOTE! The customer portal is only available in Norwegian.

Where should it be sorted?

Sorting waste is important for the environment. Better sorting allows us to recycle more of your waste, creating new products again and again.

Bilde av mobiltelefon med innhold fra nettsiden sortere.no

If you’re unsure where to dispose of something,
you’ll find the answer on the website sortere.no

PLEASE NOTE! Sortere.no is only available in Norwegian, but you can translate the pages into your language using Google translate.

How to translate Sortere.no

Good sorting habits start with a good system at home

Bio bags for food waste and plastic packaging sacks are included in the renovation fee for household customers. Here’s how to get new bags or sacks:

Foto av ruller med bioposer.
  • If you live in a student housing unit belonging to The Student Association in Agder, you can get new bio bags by contacting SiA’s student center.
  • If you rent or own private housing and have shared waste bins or underground containers, bio bags are provided after ordering from the caretaker, chairman of the board, or landlord.
  • If you rent or own private housing and have your own waste bins, you can tie a bag for food waste to the bin on the next collection day, and the waste collector will place a new roll on top of the bin on the collection day.
Foto av rull med sekker for plastemballasje.
  • If you rent or own private housing and have shared waste bins or underground containers, sacks are provided after ordering from the caretaker, chairman of the board, or landlord.
  • If you rent or own private housing and have your own waste bins, you can tie a bag to the bin for cardboard and paper on the next collection day, and the waste collector will place a new roll on top of the bin on the collection day.

You can also buy the following sorting equipment at our customer service center:

Foto av stort kildesorteringsnett - et stort og et lite.

Sorting nets

  • Large net for paper/cardboard, glass and metal packaging, and plastic packaging
  • Smaller net for batteries, light bulbs, and small electronics
  • The nets are sold as a set (NOK 50 per set)

The sorting nets are sold at Avfall Sør’s customer service center at Vige and at Mjåvann gjenvinningsstasjon.

Foto av tre sorteringskasser. Dvs. grønn kasse for papp og pair, rød kasse for farlig avfall og elektro, samt svart kasse for glass- og metallemballasje.

Sorting boxes

  •  Paper and cardboard (NOK 95.20 per box)
  • Glass and metal packaging (NOK 95.20 per box)
  • Hazardous waste and small electronics (NOK 112 per box)

The sorting boxes are sold at Avfall Sør’s customer service center at Vige.

All prices apply to 2023, and include VAT.

 

Foto av grønn kurv for matavfall.

Bin for food waste

  • Bio bin – for collecting food waste (NOK 39.20 per bin)

The food waste bins are sold at Avfall Sør’s customer service center at Vige.

Price applies to 2023, and includesVAT.

Do you have questions?

We are here to help!

Skrivebordet til kundesenter med headset, tastatur, bok og grønn plante.

Feel free to contact our customer service center if you’re unsure about anything! 

  • Call us at (+47) 38 17 70 70 or use our chat.
  • Our opening hours are Monday–Friday: 08:00—15:30

Did You Know...?

Small batteries and light bulbs can be returned to stores that sell them.

More than 50% of what's thrown into the general waste bin is incorrectly sorted.

In Norway, each of us throws away an average of 375 kg of waste in a year.