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The ITM school's MMK 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-2019-0825 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 Machine Design (MMK) must be handled according to binding requirements to minimise negative environmental impact.

2. Scope/Delimitation

ITM school, MMK, Brinellvägen 83-85. 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 in his/her area of responsibility.
  • The operations controller at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is responsible for decisions concerning the implementation of procedures.
  • The institute/unit caretaker is responsible for submitting update proposals for the procedure as necessary.
  • All designated employees at the ITM school are responsible for ensuring waste is handled according to established procedures and binding requirements.

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 paper in the waste paper bins in the copy rooms on levels 2 and 4. There are also waste paper bins in the corridor door on every level (floor).
  • Fold cardboard boxes and put them in the refuse room on level 2, Brinellvägen 85
  • Sort batteries into bins in the copy room on level 2, Brinellvägen 83/85
  • Sort light bulbs into bins in the refuse room on level 2, Brinellvägen 85
  • Sort toners into bins in the refuse room on level 2, Brinellvägen 85
  • Sort glass into bins in the refuse room on level 2, Brinellvägen 85
  • Sort chemicals into bins in the oil store on level 1, Brinellvägen 83. Central Chemical Procedures (Swedish)
  • Sort metals into bins in the refuse room on level 2, Brinellvägen 81

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





Updated procedure

Pia Wångö



Reorganisation of environmental work. Procedure entered in new document template

Charlotte Flodin, Sara Pettersson



Updated links

Charlotte Flodin