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This is how you manage household waste in Ringsaker, Hamar, Stange and Løten municipalities.
Welcome as a new customer of Sirkula IKS, who will take care of your household waste needs.
The waste you throw away can be used to make new things. That is why we sort individual types of waste as much as possible. For example, used paper goods can be turned into new paper items, glass jars into new jars and metal tins into new tins, or a bike, for example. Recycling the basic materials in our waste helps to extend the availability of Earth's natural resources, for the use of both ours and future generations.
All households in Ringsaker, Hamar, Stange and Løten municipalities share the same waste management system, which is managed by Sirkula. Each household pays an annual waste collection fee for this service. Included in this service is:
Household waste collection
Five types of household waste are collected from your home: food waste, plastic, paper, residual waste and glass & metal packaging.
You are to have different waste bins on your property for each of these. The bins are owned and maintained by Sirkula and belong to the property where you live. If you live in a housing cooperative, apartment block or similar, you might share common waste bins.
The standard bins have different colours on the lids according to what sort of waste they should contain. You also have separate, transparent plastic bags for plastic waste collection.
Four bins and one transparent plastic bag for plastic waste collection is the standard allotment for single-family homes.
The waste bin rubbish and transparent, plastic bags are collected at different intervals:
- Food waste (brown lid) is emptied every 2 weeks.
- Plastic (transparent bag), paper (blue lid) and residual waste (grey lid) are emptied every 4 weeks.
- Glass & metal packaging is emptied every 8 weeks.
See Tømmekalender (Collection Calender) for which day of the week the various bins are emptied.
Bins/plastic bag are to be placed outside and ready for emptying the evening before the day of collection.
Food waste is placed in the special biodegradable, brown bags before it is placed in the bin. Remember to tie the bag securely before putting it in the bin.
How to get new bags for food or plastic waste
When you run out of the transparent, plastic bags for plastic waste, you can get a new roll by tying an empty, plain plastic bag (use a bag from the grocery store or another type of plastic bag) to the waste bin before collection. You will then receive a new roll of bags when your waste is emptied. Remember to remove the plastic bag from the bin once you have received a new roll of plastic bags.
When you run out of brown food waste bags, you can get new ones by tying a brown food waste bag to the waste bin before collection. You will receive a new roll of bags when your waste is emptied.
You can also pick up new bags for plastic and food waste at the recycling station and at the municipal Service office.
Recycling centre deliveries
You can deliver all types of waste, with the exception of food waste, at manned recycling stations during opening hours. It is especially important that you deliver waste containing hazardous materials to the recycling stations, in order to safeguard public health and the local environment. Hazardous waste is, for example, batteries, light bulbs, paint, aerosol cans, oil, insecticides & herbicides, mobile phones, cables, electronics and other products that use electricity.
Use the red box for storage of hazardous waste.
There is no additional cost for delivering private household waste to recycling stations, with the exception of residual waste. See prices at sirkula.no.
You must use transparent plastic bags to deliver residual waste at the recycling station. You can buy such bags in stores and at Sirkula.
Recycling station street addresses:
Kretsløpsparken recycling station, Arnkvernvegen 169, Hamar
Brumunddal recycling station, Jemtlandsvegen 11, Brumunddal
Moelv recycling station, Industrivegen 14, Moelv
Stange recycling station, Hansrudvegen 1, Stange
Heggvin recycling station and waste treatment plant, Arnsetvegen 41, Vang in Hedmarken
Sirkula administration centre, Arnkvernvegen 169, Hamar/Furnes
You can find the opening hours for the recycling stations here
Thanks for sorting your waste!
Address: P.O Box 3, 2301 Hamar
Telephone: 62 54 37 00