• Organic waste is separated from other types of waste. Special bags for organic waste are handed out to each household.
  • Waste containers have two compartments; one for organic waste and one for other types of waste. The container is emptied once every fortnight. 
  • Standard solution for cardboard, paper and drink cartons is container. The container is available in two sizes: 240 l/370 l. 
  • Plastic packaging waste should be put in clear plastic bags distributed by Bærum kommune.

Food waste

If you need more green bags for your food waste, tie an empty bag on the bin handle. You will receive new bags the next time your bin is collected. You can also collect bags in Kommunegården in Sandvika, at any library in Bærum or at Isi recycling station.

What can go in the green food waste bag?

  • Raw and cooked meat and fish, including bones, fat and gristle
  • Dairy products including cheese and eggs/egg shells
  • Bread, cake, biscuits and pastries
  • Rice, pasta, beans and pulses
  • Fruit, vegetables, salad and peelings
  • Leftovers and out of date food
  • Uneaten food from your plates and dishes
  • Tea bags/tea leaves and coffee grounds

Residual waste

Please recycle as much as possible. Examples of things that cannot be recycled are 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.


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 renovasjon@baerum.kommune.no

The plastic bags are collected every four 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 special container for paper, which is collected every four weeks. 

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 station closes at 12.
The station closes at 18 the day before Ascension day.