Source separation of waste at MED

The goal is that UiO as a whole should sort 80 per cent of its waste by the end of 2018. Source separation will be implemented in the majority of our buildings in October 2016.

Source separation of waste – what, where and why? 

Go to uio.no/kildesortering to read a full account of the implementation of source separation at UiO. 

Do you have any other input or questions?

Contact kildesortering@uio.no.

When will source separation be available to me?

Many of our employees and students are located in buildings operated by third parties. Source separation will not apply to them. Source separation of waste will be implemented in the Faculty’s buildings, as well as some other selected buildings:

  • Harald Schjelderups hus – Source separation started in this building at the same time as the Faculty of Social Sciences, which hosted the pilot project for this scheme. 
  • Domus Medica, includng its new extension – Sorting points will be placed throughout the building on Saturday 29 October. Everything will be in place when people arrive at work on the morning of Monday 31 October.
  • Department of Pharmacology, 2nd floor – Sorting points will be placed throughout the building on Saturday 29 October. Everything will be in place when people arrive at work on the morning of Monday 31 October.
  • Nedre Ullevaal/ Stjerneblokka – Sorting points will be installed on 1 November.
  • Fredrik Holsts hus – Sorting points will be installed on 1 November.
  • Sogn Arena – Sorting points will be placed throughout the building on Saturday 29 October. Everything will be in place when people arrive at work on the morning of Monday 31 October.


All dustbins will be removed shortly after the deployment of the sorting points. Boxes for recycling of paper will be left in place.

Laboratory waste has been exempted from source separation in this round. Regular routines for waste management in the laboratories will thus remain unchanged.