Skip to main content
To KTH's start page To KTH's start page

The ITM school's IIP 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: 22 Mars 2021
Reference number: M-2019-0820 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 Production Engineering (IIP) must be handled according to binding requirements to minimise negative environmental impact.

2. Scope/Delimitation

ITM school, IIP, Brinellvägen 68 etc. 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.
  • Employees with specific areas of responsibility within personnel / premises / labs / chemicals / fire are 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 .

  • The food waste is placed in special bags that are located next to the kitchen and kitchenette in K222 / K322 / P308 where the cleaning staff empties and leaves to the waste room P211 for further transportation.
  • Put electronic waste in MMK's recycling room MMK Brinelllv. 80.
  • Put paper in the waste paper bin in the mail room or the recycling room.
  • Put cardboard boxes in the recycling room.
  • Sort batteries in the bins in the recycling room.
  • Sort light bulbs in bins in the recycling room.
  • Put toner in the recycling room.
  • Sort glass in the bins in recycling room MMK at Brinelllv. 80.
  • Sort chemicals in the chemicals cupboard P202 pending arrival of SEKO. Central Chemical Procedures (Swedish)
  • Sort metals in containers P201 and P202 pending arrival of certified company.

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






Adde Jeihouni



Reorganisation of environmental work. Procedure entered in new document template

Charlotte Flodin, Sara Pettersson



Updated links

Charlotte Flodin

05 22/03/2021 Updated responsibility.

Addition of waste fractions under the heading implementation

Sofia Kaller,

Adde Hatam Tabrizi