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The ITM school's offices of student affairs waste handling procedure

: Dean
Valid from:   16 august 2019
Changed from: 16 august 2019
Reference number: M-2019-0810 1.2
Responsible for review and questions: Head of office of student affairs

1. Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe how waste that occurs at the school's offices of student affairs must be handled according to binding requirements to minimise negative environmental impact.

2. Scope/Delimitation

ITM school, the school's offices of student affairs. This is a local procedure; refer to the KTH 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 head of the school's offices of student affairs 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.

  • Put electronics in the designated place in the copy room
  • Put paper in the waste-paper bin in the copy room
  • Put cardboard boxes in the copy room
  • Sort batteries into the special bin in the copy room
  • Light bulbs are replaced by the caretaker; old light bulbs to be taken directly to the waste room.
  • Put toner in the designated place in the copy room
  • Sort glass, metals, paper packaging, plastic packaging and food waste in the recycling point in the kitchen.
  • Put deposit bottles in the crate under the worktop in the kitchen.
  • Caretaker to carry out items 1-6 and make sure recycled waste is removed to the waste room.
  • Cleaning staff empty the recycling point.
  • Should chemical waste occur, handling procedures are available here: Central Chemical Procedures (Swedish)

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

Henrik Sahlström



Reorganisation of environmental work. Procedure entered in new document template

Charlotte Flodin, Sara Pettersson



Updated links

Charlotte Flodin