Waste management

The Port of Longyearbyen has it’s own recycling station for visitors at our port.

If you have any questions, please contact us


Open for visitors to Port Longyear.


  • Bottles
  • Jam jars


  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Copying paper
  • Envelopes

Metal packaging

  • Fizzy drink /beer cans
  • Tin cans


  • Cardboard packaging
  • Brown corrugated cardboard

Everything thrown into the sorting container should be removed from the plastic bag.

Container for combustible waste

  • Plastic
  • Polystyrene
  • Drink cartons
  • Another packaging

Residual waste should remain in the bag.

Hazardous waste

  • Paint
  • Solvents
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
  • Oil and oil filters
  • Aerosol cans
  • Pressure-treated wood
  • Gas canisters
  • Fire extinguishers

Electrical / Electronic waste

  • White goods
  • Brown goods
  • Small electrical items
  • All electrical product

Longyearbyen lokalstyre has published PDF guides on waste management.