What is your goal for Residual waste, and how will you achieve it?

All municipalities in Sweden probably have a concrete target to reduce the amount of Residual waste. This focus is encouraging, but more worrying is the uncertainty about how to achieve their goals. Höganäs municipality has set itself the tough target of reaching 100 kg Residual wasteper resident per year by 2024.

The municipal housing company Höganäshem is on the right track. They use Bintel's data-driven sizing process and have reduced their residual waste by 40% in 18 months. This while cutting costs and increasing customer satisfaction for their operations.

"Quite easy to pinpoint the problem in the environmental houses, now that we can see the waste situation almost in real time" says Anders Nordberg, Housing Manager Höganäshem.

The first part of the project achieved the following results:
✔ 40% reduction in residual waste
✔ 40% reduced cost
✔ 50% increase in customer satisfaction
✔ 3 tons less CO2 impact per year Recycling room
✔ 30% more plastic collected
✔ 50% more paper packaging collected

Decision is made to introduce data-driven optimisation of all Recycling room in Höganäshems' environmental portfolio.

Our world requires us to set tough targets, for the sake of everyone's future. But we also need the means and methods to achieve our goals. Local authorities often have:

  • Tough targets to reduce the amount of Residual wasteproduced by the population.
  • Challenges in understanding what works and what doesn't. 


In the residential customer segment, different collection systems close to the building have been key. However, in the multi-family residential customer segment, the tools in the box have been blunter. 

It is in this segment that Bintel, together with the industry, has developed a new methodology to understand what generates Residual wasteand what interventions have an impact.

The municipal housing company, Höganäshem, hears about Bintel, which has visions and ideas about how to achieve its waste goals, and in cooperation with the waste management company NSR, Bintel's transformation process is being tested.

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