General Waste




General Waste

General waste comes from public and private businesses and institutions.

Waste constitutes a large and non-uniform group that contains many different substances and components. The amount of waste is growing and as a result, there are increasing demands on waste sorting, recycling and efficient final disposal.

Waste can be classified and divided in differently, according to its origin or by its nature. The Pollution Control Act divides waste into the following groups: 


  • Household waste is waste from private households, including larger objects such as furniture etc.
  • Industrial waste is waste from public and private enterprises and institutions.
  • Hazardous waste is waste that cannot be disposed of with other household or commercial/industrial waste due to its quantity, or because it can cause major pollution and/or can harm to humans or animals.


It is the individual owner of the industrial waste who is responsible for ensuring that the waste arrives at a legal treatment reception. Whilst the municipalities are responsible for, and have the exclusive right, to handle household waste.

SAR will collect, perform a further sorting and prepare industrial waste for shipment to the respective recycling depot in Norway or abroad. The aim is to ensure that the maximum amount of waste re-used and recycled.

Waste can be a resource if it can be recycled without excessive costs. Taking good care of this resource is also an important element in reducing the harmful effects.

Read more: WCM - en omfattende løsning for avfallshåndtering.


Examples of industrial waste:

  • Paper of all types, ex Cardstock and cardboard, Drinks cartons etc
  • Soft plastics / Hard plastics
  • Packaging plastics including cling film, energy plastic (unsuitable for material recycling), agricultural wrapping, big-bags, bottles and cans
  • PVC tarpaulin
  • Wood
  • Electrical and Electronic (EE) waste, fridges and freezers, home furnishing whiteware and brownware, telecom and data, transformers, electric motors, light tubes and light bulbs, incandescent bulbs, cables and leads
  • Metals (may be sorted)
  • Glass
  • Steel scrap
  • Garden waste
  • Residual waste
  • Fish-farm cages and pellets delivery pipes, fishing nets
  • Ropes and thread
  • Compacted styrofoam (compacted EPS)



Environmental Consulting and Courses

SAR offers consulting services in HSE, waste and the environment. We also offer courses to promote environmentally friendly and cost-effective Waste Chain Management ™ throughout the entire value chain.


Training and Courses


Equipment and products

We help you put in place equipment to handle your waste in a good way.

We offer rental of ships, containers, compactors and presses, as well as sorting equipment for the various fractions.

Click on the link below to see a selection of products and equipment we deliver. In order to handle waste in a safe, organized and cost-effective way, it is important to obtain suitable equipment and products for storage, collection, transport and final disposal of waste.

We can give advice and can help you identify the best solutions for your workplace


Utstyr og produkter


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Interested in more information about our general waste services?

Please reach out to Sindre for more informasjon or send us a short message through the contact form below.

Sindre Håland
Sales Manager, SAR Gruppen AS

930 24 201
Sindre Håland 2

All waste delivered in plastic bags must be delivered in clear plastic bags

SSAR is an environmental company aiming to maximize the recovery of materials. Thorough sorting from our customers is vital to achieve this. In order to enable SAR, as well as our partners, full control of the received waste we have implemented that when waste is delivered in plastic bags the plastic bags are required to be clear/transparent. This is in accordance to the current industry standard.

In addition to the expected environmental benefits, it will also prevent situations related to fire hazard, pollution and personal injury. Wrong sorting can lead to serious consequence and this can be identified easier in the receipt control when the bags used are of transparent material.
This new requirement will be implemented fully from 01.01.2021 and will apply to both customers from private homes and the industry.

If your company has special circumstances that prohibit the above, please contact our sales personnel and we will find an alternative solution.

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