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The ITM school's HPU 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 mars 2021
Reference number: M-2019-0819 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 Sustainable Production Development (HPU) must be handled according to binding requirements to minimise negative environmental impact.

2. Scope/Delimitation

ITM school, HPU, Kvarnbergagatan 12 Södertälje. 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 and implementing the procedure.
  • The institute/unit caretaker is responsible for submitting update proposals for the procedure as necessary.
  • ITM employees are responsible for ensuring waste is handled according to established procedures and binding requirements.

4. Implementation

As far as possible, ITM 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 .

All personnel must sort their own waste at the recycling point or designated bins.

  • Put paper in the designated recycling bins located in 5 different places – the mail room, the copy rooms on levels 3 and 4 and the printers for students on levels 3 and 4. To be handled by the caretaker for waste removal to the waste room.
  • Flatten cardboard boxes and place them in the bin next to the paper recycling bin (see above. Please note that bins are not available at printers for students on levels 3 and 4).
  • Put batteries in the red battery bins located in reception and the kitchenettes on levels 3 and 4. Removed by the caretaker to the waste room.
  • Hand in toner at the caretaker's room.
  • Sort glass in the recycling point at the personnel kitchenette; removed the by the cleaning company to the waste room.
  • Put chemicals from the lab in the prep room next to the chemistry lab; chemicals manager (chemistry lecturer) to order collection. Collection of leftover paint in spray cans and leftover glue from the model lab to be ordered by the caretaker when so indicated by the technician in charge. Central Chemical Procedures (Swedish) .
  • Put metal in the bin for metal in the waste room.
  • Put electrical and electronic equipment in the designated bin in the waste room.
  • Sort plastic and soft plastic at the recycling point in the personnel kitchenette on level 2.
  • Other waste to be handled according to advice from technicians or the caretaker.
  • Discarded office furniture to be placed in storage by the caretaker.

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 procedure (new campus)

Jessica Matz Hammarlund



Reorganisation of environmental work. Procedure entered in new document template

Charlotte Flodin, Sara Pettersson



Updated links

Charlotte Flodin


Updated under the heading implementation

Jessica Matz Hammarlund