Sorting waste is a simple way of contributing to a better environment and a better climate.

SSAM are responsible for the waste management

A company called SSAM, owned by Växjö municipality and other municipalities in the region, are responsible for the waste management in Växjö.

Contact SSAM at or call 0470- 59 95 00.

Sorting waste is an important and easy way of contributing to a better environment.

    • burnable waste and food waste are sorted in separate bins at your house or your apartment. Examples of burnable waste are diapers, hair, band aids and used dish towels.
    • newspapers and packaging made of plastic, paper, glass (clear and coloured) and metal are sorted at a recycling station.
    • bulky waste such as textiles, wood, old sofas and beds are sorted at a recycling centre. You can choose if the waste should be re-used or recycled.

    Food waste becomes bio-gas

    Sorting food waste is easy. Paper bags, bag holders and a new container for food waste are all included in the subscription. You fix the bag holder up in the kitchen with a paper bag in it.

    Food waste is deposited into the paper bag and when the bag is full, this is put into the grey refuse container for food waste. The refuse truck's load area is divided, other waste is emptied in one compartment and food waste in the other.

    Examples of food waste:

    • Vegetable and fruit remains
    • Remains of meat and fish, both raw and cooked 
    • Bread, pasta and rice

    A little kitchen towel in the bottom of the paper bag will suck up any wetness.

    Food waste is an important resource that we can take advantage of by decomposing it down to bio-gas. Instead of sending all food waste for incineration and losing important nutrients and energy, we can make fertile bio-soil and bio-gas from food waste, and thereby complete the natural eco-cycle. At the same time we produce an environment friendly vehicle fuel for both cars and buses.

    Vehicle gas is both renewable and clean, unlike petrol and diesel. It is also locally produced.


    Senast uppdaterad: 28 June 2023