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Waste, hazardous waste and recycling

Here you will find information on the management of waste and hazardous waste. Waste must be handled in ways that protect health and the environment, so that recycling is promoted and so the risk of injury does not arise.

Page contents:

Waste management handbook

The University’s waste management handbook provides information and instructions on how to handle various types of waste:

Lund University Waste Management Handbook (PDF 1,5 MB, new tab)

Remember that the instructions in the waste management handbook may need to be complemented with local information, e.g. where different types of waste are to be sorted at your workplace, where to find packaging materials for hazardous waste, the location of rooms for waste sorting or hazardous waste, who is responsible for waste management at your workplace, etc.

The section on radioactive waste has been updated in connection with the introduction of the management system for radiation safety work:

Updated section on radioactive waste, in Swedish (PDF 305 kB, new tab)

Household waste

Collection of household waste is often included in the rent and therefore there is no University-wide agreement for the collection of household waste. Household waste is the responsibility of the municipal waste management services.

Please contact your cleaner, caretaker or building supervisor if you have any questions relating to matters such as:

  • the collection of household waste
  • how often collection is required
  • waste receptacles and other containers

They will then contact the landlord.

Household waste usually refers to food waste, residual waste (combustible), glass, metal, plastic and paper (cardboard) packaging. Container rental is included in the contract.

Scheduled collection of paper and cardboard in Lund

The cardboard and paper receptacles are emptied either every week or every other week, depending on the schedule that applies for your specific workplace in Lund.

  • The cardboard receptacles are emptied on Wednesdays.
  • The waste paper receptacles are emptied on Thursdays.

The following deviations from the schedule apply to winter 2020 and spring semester 2021:

  • Christmas Eve: Paper collection is brought forward to 23 December
  • New Year’s Eve: Paper collection is brought forward to 30 December
  • 6 January: Cardboard collection moved back to 7 January
  • Maundy Thursday (half-day) Paper collection is brought forward Wednesday 31 March
  • Ascension day: Paper collection is brought forward to Wednesday 12 May

The receptacle should be placed out by 9:00 on the same day at the latest. The receptacle should not be left out overnight due to the risk of fire or burglary.

Contact your caretaker or equivalent to find out how often collections are made at your workplace or if you have any other questions about waste management.

If your work tasks include waste management, contact Ragn-Sells directly or send an email to avfall [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se.

Contact Ragn-Sells’s customer service directly to report any faults.

  • telephone +46 771 88 88 88
  • email kundservice [at] ragnsells [dot] com

Use Ragn-Sells’s customer portal to check the schedule etc. If you want to obtain log-in details to the customer portal, contact avfall [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se.

The scheduled collection of paper and cardboard in Lund is paid for jointly by the University. You typically own your own paper and cardboard receptacles, and these receptacles are not included in the price for collection.

Scheduled collection of bulky waste, electronics waste, etc. in Lund

Collections are made every eight weeks unless agreed otherwise.

Mondays: electronics, batteries, strip lighting/low-energy bulbs/bulbs, refrigeration appliances, white goods, scrap metal, LPDE film, toner/ink cartridges, treated wood waste.

Fridays: mixed waste (loose), for example worn furniture, loading pallets and other bulky waste normally produced from ongoing activities.

The following deviations from the schedule apply to winter 2020 and spring semester 2021:

  • Christmas Day (Friday): Collection is brought forward to 23 December
  • New Year’s Day (Friday): Collection is brought forward to 30 December
  • 5 and 6 January (Tuesday and Wednesday) Collections take place as usual on Monday 4 January and Friday 8 January
  • Good Friday: Collection is brought forward to Thursday 1 April
  • Easter Monday: Electronics collection moved back to Tuesday 6 April
  • Walpurgis Night – 30 April (half-day Friday): Collection takes place as normal
  • Ascension day, squeeze day (Thursday and Friday): Collection is brought forward to Wednesday 12 May
  • Midsummer eve (Friday): Collection is brought forward to Thursday 24 June

Please avoid storing anything other than waste in the waste room/collection point, but if you must, clearly mark everything that is not to be collected.

Contact your caretaker or equivalent to find out when your next waste collection will take place or if you have any other questions about waste management.

If your work tasks include waste management, contact Ragn-Sells directly or send an email to avfall [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se.

Contact Ragn-Sells’s customer service directly to report any faults.

  • telephone +46 771 88 88 88
  • email kundservice [at] ragnsells [dot] com

Use Ragn-Sells’s customer portal to check the schedule etc. If you want to obtain log-in details to the customer portal, contact avfall [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se.

The scheduled collection of bulky waste, electronics etc. in Lund is paid for jointly by the University. Receptacles and containers are included.

Please contact Ragn-Sell’s customer service:

if you need to order:

  • an extra pickup in addition to those on the timetable for paper, cardboard and bulky waste
  • permanent skips for organisational waste and emptying of skips
  • temporary skip service in connection with moving or cleaning
  • locked container for confidential documents and emptying/changing containers as well as certificates of disposal
  • receptacles for books and the disposal of books.

Your workplace is responsible for these costs.

Waste sorting units

If your organisation needs waste sorting units, you must turn to our procured furniture suppliers. Consult your cleaner before ordering furniture. If you have any questions, please contact environmental coordinator Maria Nilsson.

Waste sorting decals

The University has waste sorting decals with which to label furniture and containers. Order them from Media-Tryck: media-tryck [at] service [dot] lu [dot] se or +46 46 222 91 76. All decals are available in three versions, each of which exists in three sizes. See what they look like in the PDF below.

Decals for waste sorting (PDF 153 kB, new tab)

So far, there are decals for the most common types of waste that are generated in lunch rooms, kitchenettes, cafés and foyers.

Chemical and low-level radioactive waste

Order removal of chemical and low-level radioactive waste from Sysav using the form below.

Removal of chemical waste and low-level radioactive waste (Word 86,5 kB, new tab)

If you have any questions about collection or packing, please contact Martin Andersson, chemist at Sysav Industri, who is the person who collects the waste.

Sysav Industri AB
Martin Andersson
Chemist
+46 40 635 19 03
martin [dot] andersson [at] sysav [dot] se

Sharp/pointed infectious waste and biological waste

Order removal by contacting Sysav:

  • email OrderTotal [at] sysav [dot] se
  • telephone +46 40-635 18 80

When disposing of infectious waste, please complete an item declaration form:

Item declaration form for infectious waste, in Swedish (PDF 151 kB, new tab)

Labels for certain types of hazardous waste

Here you will find labels for certain types of hazardous waste.

Chemical waste (png 11 kB, new tab)

Low-level radioactive waste, in Swedish, (png 159 kB, new tab)

Liquid scintillation solution, in Swedish (PDF 22 kB, new tab)

Radioactive waste

The section on radioactive waste in the waste management handbook has been updated in connection with the introduction of the management system for radiation safety work:

Updated section on radioactive waste, in Swedish (PDF 305 kB, new tab)

Please contact the radiation safety expert if you have any questions concerning radioactive waste:

Hanna Holstein
Radiation safety physicist
+46 46 222 01 93
hanna [dot] holstein [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Dangerous goods and safety advisor for the transport of dangerous goods

There are many rules to follow with regard to the transport of dangerous goods, and they cover dispatch, reception and actual transport. In our internal regulations, you will find the conditions and measures for dispatching and receiving dangerous goods, as well as our own transport of dangerous goods by road and off-highway. The rules are also available in a somewhat abridged version in an information folder.

Quick facts – dangerous goods, information folder, in Swedish (PDF 924 kB, new tab)

Lund University’s regulations for dangerous goods, in Swedish (PDF 1.5 MB, new tab)

You should also discuss with your manager what training courses you need to attend if you handle dangerous goods.

Find training courses on DGR (air) and ADR (road) in the course directory on Kompetensportalen

The rules do not apply only when you want to dispose of hazardous waste; they also apply when sending samples, for example.

You are always welcome to contact the University’s safety advisor when sending, transporting or receiving something you know, or believe, is classed as dangerous goods, to ensure compliance with all applicable rules. SYSAV is engaged as the University’s safety advisor for transport of dangerous goods by road, rail and sea.

Safety advisor for the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail and sea
Per Malmquist, chemist, Sysav Industri AB
per [dot] malmquist [at] sysav [dot] se
+46 40 635 19 02

Safety advisor for the transport of dangerous goods by road and air
Linus Jeppsson, operations manager CRC
linus [dot] jeppsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 40 39 10 01

Contact Waste and recycling

Primary contact persons

  • your caretaker’s office
  • your cleaning service
  • your building supervisor

when you have questions concerning waste management in your workplace.

For matters concerning University-wide waste management, please contact:

Maria Nilsson
Environmental coordinator
+46 46 222 70 82
avfall [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se