What about the garbit?

The local government and residents of Skaftárhreppur all make a great contribution to protecting the environment, sorting well and wasting as little as possible.


The container yard at Kirkjubæjarklaustur is open every day for the return of household waste. You can enter the container yard or return to the recycling bar.

The container yard is all open and there is an assistant who assists with sorting:

Tuesdays 10 to 14      Thursdays 14 to 18       Saturdays 10 to 14

All residents and visitors to Skaftárhreppur return garbage sorted to local stations.

Sorted materials i.e. plastics and paper can be returned free of charge to the recycling containers at the local stations. Other materials must be brought to the container area at Kirkjubæjarklaustur as it has been.

From 23 May to 1 September, all bags containing unsorted household waste and organic waste must be marked with stickers with the Skaftárhreppur logo. The stickers will be sold in Skaftárstofa and in skaftárhreppur's office.

A red sticker goes on unsorted household waste                Yellow sticker on organic

In the autumn, a new system will be introduced where recyclable waste will be paid for.

Returnable packaging can be placed in a box and the senior citizens receive the profits. A container for organic waste is inside the container yard as well as a place for electronics and more. Classification instructions, in Icelandic and English.

In this brochure you find information about how to sort the garbit at home before you bring it to the bin or the container yard.


How to sort the garbit?

The recycling bar

What goes where?