THE GÄSTRIKE ÅTERVINNARE WAY
Together we are creating everyday environmental heroes for a world that lasts longer
We at Gästrike återvinnare are an ambitious and development-orientated organisation with av focus on the immediate future. We are working to ensure sustainable social development by communicating knowledge and providing solutions in waste management. This creates opportunities for people to contribute to a better living environment. Together with our residents, we are investing in a more sustainable future for all.
Collecting household waste
Our main responsibility is the municipal waste management in the 5 member municipalities that form the Union of municipalities to which we are a part of. These 5 member municipalities are Gävle, Hofors, Ockelbo, Sandviken and Älvkarleby. We service a total of 162,000 people and we are responsible for the collection, treatment, planning and information pertaining to all the household and hazardous waste in the 5 different municipalities. We conduct our operations on our own and also through contracts with other solid waste haulers.
återvinnare together with Gävle Energi, own Gästrike Ekogas AB, who since the autumn
of 2017 have been producing biogas and bio-fertilizers from the region's food
waste at the Forsbacka biogas plant outside of Gävle. An example of
local circular economy where we are able to replace gasoline and diesel with a
fossil-free biogas which is used locally by our buses, garbage trucks and taxis
in our municipalities. The bio-fertilizer which is produced as a bye product of
the biogas is rich in nutrients which are vital for the soil used by local
farmers to spread onto their farmer lands. In this way the required important
nutrients are returned back to the soil.
Collection of sorted packaging
Sorting solutions and collection of sorted packaging from apartments,
At our headquarters in Gävle we have our largest recycling centre, 1 out of 12 throughout the 5 municipalities which receives sorted solid and hazardous waste from the local households and from surrounding businesses with subscriptions.
Attitudes and behaviour changes
We invest much in disseminating knowledge, influencing attitudes and changing behavior, which is reflected in our business goals. We provide environmental education for companies and we educate school students and adult groups on how to manage their solid and hazardous waste in a more optimal environmentally friendly way. Communication campaigns and events are an established part of our business which gives us a more far reaching ability for exposure pertaining to what we do and how we can collaborate with other stakeholders to help improve their waste management operations.
At our headquarter in Gävle we have our main administrative office, warehouse, garbage truck workshop and depot. From our headquarter we conduct all our customer services, sales, logistics, development, communication, finances and international relations operations
Collection of waste from companies and building sites.
Sludge and grease traps
We are responsible for the emptying and treatment of sludge and grease traps from businesses.
Sorting, storage, documentation and transport of hazardous waste for household and companies. Areas that each contain a set of rules, obligations and requirements that must be met.