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At the recycling centre

Do you have waste to dispose of? Welcome to our recycling centres. In December Sysav will be introducing an acess system for all visitors. Individuals insert drivers licence and companies use a customer card.

At the recycling centre, you can dispose of your bulky waste, your garden waste, and your hazardous waste free of charge. Individuals have already paid for this service through the waste fee (renhållningstaxan). All companies, associations and organisations have to pay for their visits. 

Remember to bring someone with you to help carry heavy goods. The staff on site will be happy to help you with advice on how to sort your waste, but is not allowed to help with unloading and lifting due to legislative and insurance reasons.

Access system for Sysav's recycling centres

All those who spend time at Sysav’s recycling centres have a right to feel safe, including our staff. This is why we have an access system. From 3 March 2023, 26 free visits per individual (private customer) per year apply. 

The municipal authority has already charged you as a private customer a fee for your visit to Sysav’s recycling centres, so you don't have to pay upon arival. Business customers have to pay on each visit, but not all of them do. They enter using their personal driving licence or a private customer card. To try and prevent businesses entering as private customers, we are now introducing a limit of 26 free visits per person per year. 

How does it work?

  • The maximum of 26 free visits per adult private customer per calendar year applies from March 2023.
  • From the 27th visit, the cost is SEK 325 including VAT each time.
  • Businesses and organisations should pay on each visit, as usual

Private customers insert driver's licence

This is how the system works: Private customers insert their Swedish driver’s licence* at a barrier in front of the entrance.

*Private customers who don't have a Swedish driver’s licence?  You can order a customer card if you are registered at an address (or have a holiday home) in one of Sysav’s owner municipalities: Burlöv, Kävlinge, Lomma, Lund, Malmö, Simrishamn, Sjöbo, Skurup, Staffanstorp, Svedala, Tomelilla, Trelleborg, Vellinge or Ystad. 
Order a customer card for private customers (individuals) here

Companies, associations and organisations insert customer card.

This is how the system works: Companies, associations and organisations insert customer card. Payment is then made upon receipt of an invoice.
Order customer card for companies here

Companies - prices and payment

All companies, associations and organisations have to pay for their visits - with customer cards and payment by invoice or on site.

With customer cards (for Swedish-registered companies) you pay SEK 260 per visit, regardless if you pay on site or with customer card.

Prices above exclude VAT.

Why an access system?

Sysav wishes to improve the working environment for its employees, who have occasionally experienced instances of theft and threatening situations. Among other benefits, the access system makes it easier to follow up on such incidents. We hope that this will also make visits safer and more enjoyable for our customers.

Sysav also collects statistics on recycling centre flows and allocation of visits across county lines. Moreover, it is now easier for companies to pay for their visits. 

Sysav not the first to have an access system

Many recycling companies in Sweden have introduced some kind of access system. 

What personal data is being stored?

Sysav collect and process personal data in connection with your visit to the recycling centre. The personal data collected is your name, national identity number and registered address.

We process personal data for statistical purposes, to make it easier to follow up on threatening and violent situations and to prevent misuse of the recycling centre. 

Read more about how we process personal data (in Swedish)

Simplyfied Recycling Guide

Hazardous waste (Farligt avfall)

Left-over paint, varnish, glue, oil, solvents, cleaning agents, class 3 pesticides, other chemicals and mercury thermometers are regarded as hazardous waste.

Label the container or cover with its content.

Electronics (Elektronik)

Television sets, radios, computers, vacuum cleaners, mobile phones, electrical toys, microwave ovens, car batteries, small batteries, fluorescent tubes, lightbulbs, and so on.

There are specific containers and collecting points for each type of waste.

Please contact the staff regarding back-up batteries and NiFe batteries.

White goods (Diskmaskin, tvättmaskin och spis)

Cookers, drying cupboards, tumble dryers, dishwashers and washing machines for domestic use.

Refrigerators and freezers (Kyl, frys)

Please note that refrigerators and freezers contain CFCs and must be handled with care.

Furniture with springs (Sängar och soffor)

At some of our recycling centres furniture with coils and springs is sorted separately. Should this option not be available, please dispose of this furniture as non-recyclable waste.

Foam mattresses, pillows and stuffed furniture shall be disposed of in the container for combustible waste.

Wood (Trä)

Painted and unpainted wood. Examples: Boards, crates, bookshelves, chipboard, hardboard and broken wooden furniture. Screws, nails and fittings do not need to be removed.

Please contact the staff should you need to dispose of pressure-treated wood or railway sleepers.

Cardboard (Wellpapp)

Empty and flattened cardboard boxes and cardboard packaging.

Plasterboard (Gips)

Painted plasterboards and sheets covered with wallpaper are also accepted. Studs and tiles must be removed.

Garden waste (Trädgårdsavfall)

Twigs, branches, cuttings from trees and bushes, leaves, grass, moss and windfalls.

Soil, stone or stubs larger than 0,5 x 2,5 meters shall be disposed of at the area reserved for this. Please dispose of empty sacks and pots in the containers provided for these materials.

Soil, stones, bricks, tiles and concrete (Jord, sten, tegel och betong)

Sanitary ware, tiles, expanded clay, concrete blocks, plates, dishes, pots, urns, set cement and putty without packaging. Remember to empty sacks and boxes!

Scrap metal (Metall)

Examples being bicycles, pram frames, bathtubs, sinks, and other items made of metal.

Insulation and autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) (Isolering och blåbetong)

Insulation and carpeting. Furniture with springs shall be sorted as non-recyclable waste if no separate sorting option is available.

Combustible waste (Brännbart rest)

Examples: Smaller furniture, duvets, carpets, clothing and other textiles, foam rubber, kitchen utensils, toys, sports equipment, window envelopes, self-sealing envelopes, plastic coated or waxed paper, wallpaper, painted masking tape et cetera.

Newspapers (Tidningar)

Newspapers, magazines, direct mail, catalogues et cetera.

Please note

Paper with glue, plastic, wax or other impurities, self-sealing envelopes, window envelopes, carbon paper and books shall be disposed of in the container for combustible waste.

Waste not accepted

Waste not accepted do this instead
Household waste and food waste
 Put it in the bin at your house. For larger quantities please contact your local municipality.
Large quantities of asbestos and asbestos cement sheeting  Call Sysav Customer Service: 040-635 18 00 
Cars and car parts  Contact a car scrapping firm
Car tyres Contact a car tyre firm
Gas bottles, diving tubes, etc Take to retailer/place of purchase
Fireworks, explosives and ammunition Contact the police: 114 14
Medications, syringes Leave at a pharmacy
Hazardous Waste from businesses Leave at Sysav's facilities for Hazardous Waste in Malmö or in St Olof.

Specific information for businesses

Businesses may, for a fee, deposit small quantities of bulky waste at the recycling centre. 

The rules and instructions that apply to households also apply to businesses. However, there are certain restrictions.

Elavfall / Electrical waste is accepted by KS Recycling at Bjurögatan 20 in Malmö, Hedeskoga waste facility in Ystad or Måsalycke Waste Facility in Sankt Olof. A fee will be charged for Electrical waste not covered by producer's liability.

Farligt avfall / Hazardous waste, e.g. white goods such as fridges and freezers, from businesses are to be taken to Sysav’s facility for hazardous waste on Spillepengsgatan in Malmö, tel: 040-635 19 00 or Måsalycke Waste Facility in Sankt Olof, tel: 0414-285 70

New way of payment 

On December 4th we introduced an access system with customer cards and payment by invoice instead of coupons. Then it’ll no longer be possible to buy coupons. If you have any coupons left, you can use them until the end of December 2020 or load your customer card with any remaining coupons. Contact Customer Services.

The prices are the same as before. With customer cards (for Swedish-registered companies) you pay SEK 250 per visit. Alternatively, you can pay by debit card using the machine on site. This costs SEK 400 per visit. Prices include VAT. It will also be possible to pay by card at the barrier.

Återvinningscentral för företag / Recycling centre for businesses

Lorries over 3.5 tonnes are directed to a special recycling centre for businesses at Spillepeng Waste Facility in Malmö or any of our waste facilities in Ystad, Sankt Olof or Trelleborg.

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The Sysav Concept

Sysav consider waste to be a resource that should, as far as possible, be reused and recycled.

Sysav applies an eco-cycle perspective and the operations are based on know-how and expertise, and combine several methods in order to treat each type of waste in the most environment-friendly and sustainable way possible.

Waste is a resource and should, as far as possible, be reused and recycled. Sysav strongly encourages waste sorting at the source. The waste is either reused, recycled into new materials or energy or biologically treated. Only a very small fraction is landfilled.

About Sysav

Sysav, Sydskånes avfallsaktiebolag, and its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sysav Industri AB and Sysav Utveckling AB, are owned by 14 municipalities in southern Skåne: Burlöv, Kävlinge, Lomma, Lund, Malmö, Simrishamn, Sjöbo, Skurup, Staffanstorp, Svedala, Tomelilla, Trelleborg, Vellinge and Ystad.

The parent company’s operations encompass the management and treatment of household waste collected in Sysav’s owner municipalities.

Sysav Industri AB handles industrial and commercial waste, as well as combustible household waste from municipalities and areas outside of Sysav’s owner municipalities.

Sysav Utveckling AB, Sysav Research & Development AB, finances and runs projects with the aim of developing and improving existing and new methods and technologies in the field of waste management.

The Sysav Group also includes ÅGAB Syd AB.

Overall goal

Waste management that is sustainable in the long term, with the most extensive recovery of materials and energy possible and the least possible landfill.


Sysav contributes to creating the world’s most sustainable region, for the present and future generations alike.

Core values

Customer satisfaction through quality and service.

1,3 billion

We had a turnover of 1,3 billion SEK in 2022.

1,8 million

1,8 million is the approximate number of how many people visit our recycling centers each year.


About 65 percent of the district heating in Burlöv and Malmö comes from our waste-to-energy plant.

820 000 tonnes

We recieve approximately 820 000 tonnes of waste every year.


A total of 98 percent of the waste is recycled and becomes:

  • New materials 40 %
  • Energy 58 %


We are approximately 350 employees.

New resources

Last year we returned new resources in the form of:

  • 140 000 bags of potting soil
  • 1 420 GWh heat
  • 200 GWh electricity
  • 40 000 tonnes of wood
  • 40 000 tonnes of food waste that was refined and became biogas and biofertilizer
  • 15 000 tonnes of metal and scrap
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For suppliers

Interactive safety training, map and traffic rules applicable to disposing of waste at Sysav’s facilities in Malmö.

A. Weighbrigde

1. Waste bunker

2. Waste site Spillepeng

3. Recycling centre for smaller businesses

4. Pre-treatment plant for food waste

For everyone´s safety

  • Follow signs and traffic regulations
  • Only tip waste in the bunker when green light shows
  • Only tip waste at the designated locations

If you are visiting Sysav for the first time, or if you have queries regarding your cargo or documents, park in the designated zone next to the weighbridge and consult the staff.

Questions prior to your visit? Please call Customer Service.

For everyone´s safety

All contractors carrying out work at Sysav are required to undergo safety training. The purpose of the training is that knowledge of the safety procedures at Sysav are known.

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Study visits

Do you want to know more about Sysav and the waste management system in Sweden? Book a study visit.  

During a study visit you will get an introduction to Sysav’s business and operations, an understanding of the waste management system in Sweden as well as the role of waste in a sustainable society.

A study visit starts with a lecture followed by a guided tour by foot in the waste-to-energy plant, or a guided bus tour of our waste site Spillepeng.
Kindly note that for a bus tour of the waste site, you need to have access to a coach.

We welcome groups of 10 to 50 delegates. Should time allow, we accept groups of less than 10 participants.

At times it is also possible to visit the pre-treatment plant for food waste, the facility for hazardous waste or Siptex. However, this depends on the activities and workload on the given day.

The Communication Officers will introduce you to the waste management system in Sweden, and explain Sysav's operations, but also talk about how waste is related to the global environment and sustainable development.

Please note that the tour in the waste-to-energy plant involves heights, steep stairs and at times foul odour.

Let us know whether you have any special needs or wishes, and we will do our best in order to accommodate you.

Our study visits are free of charge.

* No show/Late cancellation policy for study visits Study visits at Sysav’s facilities are free of charge. The invoice address will only be used in case of no show/late cancellation. If you do not cancel 14 days in advance of your scheduled visit, you will be charged a USD 300 ”no show fee”.

Study visits inquiry

Type of study visit (mandatory)
Type of group (mandatory)

Sysav will use the personal information you provide to handle your request. Your data will be deleted after your request has been processed.

You will receive a copy of your inquiry to the e-mail address noted above

* The invoice address will only be used in case of no show/late cancellation. If you do not cancel 14 days in advance of your scheduled visit, you will be charged a USD 300 ”no show fee”.

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