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The ITM school's INDEK waste handling procedure

This document is a translation. In case of a discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English version of the decision, the Swedish original will prevail.

: Dean
Valid from:   16 august 2019
Changed from: 16 august 2019
Reference number: M-2019-0822 1.2
Responsible for review and questions: Operational controller

1. Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe how waste that occurs at the Department of Industrial Economics and Management (INDEK) must be handled according to binding requirements to minimise negative environmental impact.

2. Scope/Delimitation

ITM school, INDEK, Lindstedtsvägen 30. This is a local procedure; refer to KTH's central procedure (Swedish)  for more detailed information.

3. Responsibility

  • The head of school is responsible for ensuring that waste management is controlled and functions within the framework of ITM.
  • The operations controller is responsible for establishing procedures.
  • The institute/unit caretaker is responsible for submitting update proposals for the procedure as necessary.
  • Employees are responsible for establishing/implementing procedures at the workplace.

4. Implementation

As far as possible, the ITM school must minimise the amount of waste in the operation. The waste hierarchy must serve as a guide; i.e., we must prevent the occurrence of waste by working according to the following:

  • Minimise the occurrence of waste
  • Reuse materials, equipment, furniture etc.
  • Recycle materials through sorting
  • Recover energy by incinerating household waste
  • Send to refuse dump

All personnel must sort their own waste at the recycling point or designated bins located in the lab. If no designated recycling point is available, contact technical personnel, the chemicals coordinator or the institute/unit caretaker .

  • Put discarded electronic equipment under the stairs inside the door at Teknikringen 18, and then inform Christer Lindholm at the student office; he will contact the tradesman's group at KTH for waste collection. Also applies to bulky waste.
  • Put paper in the waste paper bin in the copy room on each level.
  • Put cardboard boxes in the copy room on each level.
  • Sort batteries into bins in the recycling room or hand them into the student office.
  • Sort light bulbs into bins in the recycling room or hand them into the student office.
  • Put toner in the recycling room or hand it in at the student office.
  • Sort glass in the kitchens for subsequent sorting into bins in the recycling room.
  • Should chemical waste occur, handling procedures are available here: Central Chemical Procedures (Swedish)

The caretaker/service centre is responsible for removing cardboard boxes, batteries, light bulbs, toner and glass to the recycling points on the other side of the "Plattan" – room 117A.

Deviations and proposals for improvements regarding the handling of flammable and explosive materials must be reported to the relevant manager for a decision on action, and via the case handling system accessible via the intranet. Report deviations, proposals for improvements and compliance with legislation in conjunction with the school's management review of environmental and sustainability work.

5. Amendments log

Approved version

Document date





New routine

Christer Lindholm



Reorganisation of environmental work. Procedure entered in new document template

Charlotte Flodin, Sara Pettersson



Updated links

Charlotte Flodin