New waste disposal scheme in ReMidt

During 2021 - 2022 introduces ReMidt new waste disposal scheme with sorting of five types of waste in your home. There will then be four cans + a bag that is picked up at the home of all subscribers.

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Why will there be a new waste disposal scheme?

More source sorting means that we can use more of the waste as a resource and raw material in new production. There are both national and international requirements that more of the waste must be recycled (used as a raw material in new production). It is only possible to recycle pre-sorted waste. Residual waste today goes to energy recovery (burned and turned into heat in district heating systems), and the goal is therefore to sort as much as possible away from the residual waste in your home.

When will my municipality start with a new scheme?

In the table below, we have made an overview of which municipalities will receive a new scheme in 2021 and 2022. You will receive more information sent to your mailbox with more details about the new scheme.

Oppdal AverøyHitra, FrøyaMelhus
Kristiansund SurnadalHomeMiddle Gauldal
Overview of the roll-out of the new scheme, subject to changes in the order within 2021 and 2022.
What is new?

There are slightly different schemes in different municipalities today, so what is new depends on where you live. Many will get two new cans, while others will only get one new can. When the new scheme enters into force, everyone will have sorting of food waste, glass and metal packaging, cardboard / paper and residual waste in their own cans and plastic packaging in their own plastic bag. The new cans are mandatory and cannot be discarded. The return points for glass and metal packaging in the municipalities will be removed as a separate can is put out. The new cans can be used as soon as you receive them.

  • Food waste in its own bin is emptied every 2 weeks
  • Residual waste in a separate bin is emptied every 4 weeks
  • Cardboard and paper in a separate can are emptied every 4 weeks
  • Glass and metal packaging is emptied every 6 weeks
  • Plastic packaging in a separate bag is picked up every 6 weeks

With more sorting and more cans, it may make sense to talk to your neighbor to work together on sharing cans. If you collaborate on larger cans, you get a discount of 15% on a normal subscription. Read more about cooperation and neighbor sharing. For housing associations and co-owners, we will look at good collection schemes with larger cans or containers. See what we can offer in the brochure:
Waste solutions in housing associations and co-owners

On the new cans you will also get to know the waste marks in it new national labeling scheme.

New waste brands

Food waste must be sorted into separate bags that you will receive from ReMidt. The bags are then placed in the can marked food waste. In the bag you can put all leftover food, peels and other things that are organically degradable. The food waste is used for the production of biogas. The residual product is used for soil improvement / fertilizer. Read more about food waste.
The can of food waste will be emptied every two weeks.
NB: If you have an agreement on home composting, you will not be given your own bin for food waste. Read more about home composting

Glass and metal packaging should be placed loosely in the can, it is important that it is not placed in bags. In the can you can put all of the glass and metal packaging from food and drink. The important key word here is packaging, so glass and metal that is not packaging must, as before, be delivered to the recycling station.
The can with glass and metal packaging is emptied every 6 weeks. Read more about glass and metal packaging.

Plastic packaging put clean and dry in the plastic bag, which you have been given from ReMidt. In the same way as for glass and metal packaging, it is important that the plastic that is placed in the bag should be packaging. All plastic that is not packaging must be sorted as residual waste or delivered to the recycling station. The bag with plastic packaging is picked up every 6 weeks.

Cardboard / paper and residual waste will be as before. The difference here is that there will be significantly less residual waste, since you will now have to sort out the food waste. The experience is also that there are more people who are now better at sorting glass and metal packaging based on residual waste, when this is to be collected in a separate bin at home, instead of being delivered to a return point.
The cans with cardboard / paper and residual waste are emptied every 4 weeks.

Extra bag with residual waste. On some occasions, the residual waste bin becomes too full. Then you can put an extra bag next to your residual waste bin on the day of emptying. The renovator registers this and you will be invoiced NOK 100 extra on the next invoice.

Empty calendar

You can always find an updated emptying calendar for your address by using the search field on
If you are unsure how to do it, you can look at this help page.
To make sure you do not miss any emptying days, we encourage you to subscribe to free sms notification. You can sign up for this when you have searched for the address for which you want emptying notice. With the introduction of a new waste disposal scheme, all residents will have new emptying days.

More source sorting at the cabin

We will gradually also introduce more source sorting at return points for cabins and holiday homes. This means sorting cardboard / paper, glass and metal packaging, food waste, plastic packaging and residual waste. Some municipalities already have this. At the return points for cabins and holiday homes where there is a bin for food waste, the food waste must be delivered in a normal carrier bag - no special food waste bags will be distributed.

For cabins and holiday homes, there is no emptying calendar, but it is possible to notify us by text message if it is full. At each return point, it is described how to do it. You can always find your nearest return point by searching

Neighborhood sharing and cooperation Regulations for household waste Prices and subscription

Change the size of cans