New waste management scheme in 2017

During 2017 all households in Bærum will start up a new waste sorting system.

What does it mean?

  • Organic waste is to be separated from other types of waste. Special bags for organic waste will be handed out to each household.
  • Waste containers will have two compartments; one for organic waste and one for other types of waste.
  • You can choose to have a new container for cardboard, paper and drink cartons, or continue using orange bags for this type of waste.
  • Plastic packaging waste should be put in clear plastic bags distributed by Bærum kommune.

New containers will be distributed from February to November 2017. Each household will receive further information several days before the new containers arrive.


Households in Bærum are required to recycle plastic packaging, such as carrier bags, food wrapping, plastic bottles and containers, and aluminium coloured plastic (such as crisps bags).

These should be rinsed and put in clear plastic bags provided by Bærum kommune. To obtain bags please call Bærum kommune on 67 50 40 50, alternatively, e-mail

The plastic bags are collected every three weeks in conjunction with the collection of paper/cardboard. Place the bag next to your bin the night before collection.

Paper, cardboard and beverage cartons

Recycle paper and cardboard, such as newspapers and magazines, leaflets, paper bags, envelopes, and milk cartons. You do not have to remove staples, plastic screw tops on beverage cartons or windows on envelopes.

Paper and cardboard should be placed in the orange bag, which is collected every three weeks. Remember to place the bag next to your bin the night before collection.

To obtain orange bags please call Bærum kommune on 67 50 40 50, alternatively, e-mail

Residual waste

Until you receive the new container from the council, residual waste, such as food waste, nappies and sanitary towels, wet wipes, wrapping paper, glasses and plates, porcelain and ceramics, hard plastics (e.g. kitchen utensils and toys), cold ash and cigarette butts, and rubber, is collected once a week.

Residual waste is placed in 100-litre bags until you receive the new waste container. To obtain these please call Bærum kommune on 67 50 40 50 or e-mail:

Glass and metal

Glass and metal packaging should be taken to special collection points for recycling. Collection points are often found near supermarkets.

Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste should not be mixed in with other waste, as it can lead to serious contamination or danger to humans and animals. It is free to return such items to the reseller, one of the council’s recycling points for dangerous waste or to the Isi recycling station.

Examples of hazardous waste are:

  • hair spray aerosols and nail varnish
  • cleaning products
  • paint, varnish, glue and solvents
  • electronic toys and small electrical items
  • batteries
  • light bulbs, fluorescent lights, energy-saving light bulbs
  • pesticides

Textiles, clothing and shoes

Organisations Fretex and UFF have collection bins for clothes, shoes, accessories and textiles, throughout the council.

Isi recycling station

The Isi recycling station accepts items such as plaster, mattresses, white goods, electrical items, tyres, sand, and garden waste.

Address: Isiveien 60, 1340 Skui
Phone: 67 17 43 30

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 7-21
Friday: 7-16
Saturday: 8-16
Closed Sundays, Bank holidays and Easter Eve.
Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, Ash Wednesday and Pentecost Eve the centre closes at 12.
Christmas 2017: Wednesday 27.-Friday 29. December the station is open 7-16.