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Gästrike återvinnare

Do you have a waste problem and need ideas on how to deal with it? Do you want to make money as well? Learn from one of the best in the world and visit Gävle region in northern Sweden. Here you can visit waste management sites, biogas plants, compost plants and energy from waste plants and meet with knowledgeable waste management experts.

Gästrike återvinnare is an ambitious and development-oriented organization with a focus on the future. It works for sustainable social development by imparting knowledge and providing solutions. They create the conditions for people to be involved and contribute to a better environment. Together with residents, Gästrike återvinnare makes a commitment to a sustainable future.

Gästrike återvinnare invests heavily in disseminating knowledge and influencing attitudes, which is reflected in its business goals. They provide environmental education for companies and educate school students and adult groups. Communication campaigns and events are an established part of the business. Together with other players, Gästrike återvinnare also works to conduct knowledge exports to other countries.

Gästrike återvinnare’s mission is to be responsible for municipal waste management in the five member municipalities that form the union. They provide service for 162,000 people and are responsible for the collection, treatment, planning and information regarding household waste.They conduct operations both on their own and through contracted contracts. Emptying of sludge and grease as well as treatment of the waste takes place only on contract. Since 2012, the collection of household garbage is carried out only under its own control.

At Sörby Urfjäll in Gävle, there is one of their 12 recycling centers that receive sorted waste and hazardous waste. There is also office, warehouse, workshop and vehicle wash. In the office, customer service works that answers questions and handles customer cases. Under the same roof is also the Federal Director together with employees in sales, logistics, development, communication, finance, and international relations.

Together with Gävle Energi, Gästrike’s recyclying center owns company Gästrike Ekogas AB, which since autumn 2017 makes biogas and bio-fertilizers from the region’s food waste at the biogas plant in Forsbacka. A local, circular cycle where can replace gasoline and diesel with a fossil-free biogas for buses, garbage trucks and taxis. The bio-fertilizer spreads local farmers in their fields to return important nutrients to the soil. In addition, the bio-fertilizer contains phosphorus, one of the substances that eventually runs out.


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