In order to welcome you we have compiled information about your new hometown.
Get to know the town’s walking and cycling paths, activities and swimming pools but children under 18 get free access to pools.
Children and youth in Hafnarfjörður have access to good education, after-school activities and recreation activities.
Practical information about buses, waste collection, street cleaning, traffic, animal control and more.
Hafnarfjörður hopes to secure financial and social security for all residents. Find out what support is available.
Enjoy culture in Bæjarbíó cultural house, at various museums or attend exciting events.
You can stay at great hotels, hostels or at a family friendly campsite in town.
You can find a lot of outdoors activities and various recreations in Hafnarfjörður.
Check-out upcoming events, or register a new one.
Search for employees or available jobs in town.
Hafnarfjörður Town council consists of 11 municipal representatives. All town council meetings are broadcast live.
Here you can find the town's fees for children, sports and activities and support services.
Contact us with ideas, suggestions, problems or emergencies.
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By law, household waste in Hafnarfjörður shall be sorted into four categories; food waste, mixed waste, plastic packaging, and paper/cardboard. In addition, residents are expected to sort glass, metals, textiles, and deposit beverage containers before disposal at drop-off centres or recycling centres. Food waste and mixed waste is picked up every 14 days, and plastic and paper every 28 days.
General information on the four categories of household waste can be found on the website www.flokkum.is.
Information specific to Hafnarfjörður can be found below.
Enter you street name for waste collection calendar.
The waste collection calendar is for reference only. Weather, illness, and malfunctions can have effect, but generally delays should not be longer than 1/2 to 1 day for waste collection between neighbourhoods.
Waste that goes in the organic waste bin includes:
The organic waste bin is emptied every 14 days.
Example of waste that goes in the mixed waste bin includes:
The mixed waste bin is emptied every 14 days.
Paper and cardboard
Example of waste that goes in the paper bin includes:
The paper bin is emptied every 28 days.
Example of waste that goes in the plastic bin includes:
The plastic bin is emptied every 28 days.
Glass, metals, textiles, and deposit beverage containers are collected from drop-off centres.
Hazardous materials cannot go in the bins. Hazardous materials, metals, timber, and other large and heavy objects that can damage equipment should be brought to disposal terminals.
The website flokkum.is provides answers to frequently asked questions. There you will find more information about the sorting system, drop-off centres, and the new waste bins.
Information on the arrangement of waste containers in apartment buildings and single family houses can be found here (icelandic) . Property owners and housing associations are responsible for making sure that there is a sufficient number of containers for each category.
Property owners in Hafnarfjörður are responsible for buying, renewing, and maintaining the waste containers.
On My pages, you can buy new bins. If you are adding an extra bin to your collection then you need to request for a collection for any extra bins.
New lids for bins (from 2013 and earlier) can be purchased in the Maintenance and Construction Department.
There are neighbourhood containers in six locations in Hafnarfjörður. In all locations, there are containers for paper, plastic, and glass, along with containers for clothes for the Red Cross and sometimes for bottles for the Scouts. A big container for metal is located near Fjörður shopping center.
Tjarnarvellir, at Bónus.
Hlíðarberg, at Iceland.
Miðvangur, at Nettó
Hólshraun, at Fjarðarkaup
Sólvangur, vat Sólvang
Fjarðargata, at Fjörð
Handling and conduct around waste is important. Residents should build the structures in accordance with the current municipal plan. Various parties offer smart solutions in this regard.
Locked waste areas should have a lock that fits in with the system Hafnarfjörður Township uses. These locks can be bought at Húsasmiðjan, Lásahúsið, Neyðarþjónustan and Lásaþjónustan.
A solution for apartment buildings that are equipped with half-underground containers is underway in cooperation with house associations regarding disposal of the four waste categories in accordance with the waste sorting reforms of 2023.
You can bring reusable, inactive earth material such as earth, gravel, and stones to Bolaaldir. Concrete fragments free of protruding iron and other materials, such as insulation, paper, and cladding, can also be brought there.
Smaller portions of waste can be brought to Sorpa by Breiðhella. Residents do not pay for disposal of regular household waste. Companies do not pay for recyclables. Disposal of grass, tree branches or garden waste from households is free of charge at Sorpa.
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