Recycling Collection Center

Vopnafjordur has offered a comprehensive and thorough recycling service for some years. We encourage you to take part in protecting the environment by sorting refuse with us.


Labels on the access hatches at the collection center are:

Mjúkt plast (soft plastic), hart plast (hard plastic), gler (glass), batterí (batteries), kerti (candles), þunnur pappi (thin paper), þykkur pappi (thick paper), málmar (metal), pappír (paper).


When the collection center is open, these items should be delivered inside: 

Stones, yard waste, concrete and plaster, hazardous waste, electrical items, tires, fishing or trawler nets, rope, and timber, to name a few.


Reusable items:

Clothing is collected in the Red Cross bin at Jónsver.

Click here to find the Red Cross bin at Jónsver


Also worthwhile to see if Hirðfíflin will accept your unwanted items.

Click here to see where Hirðfíflin are on a map 

Open :  

The recycling hatches at the Vopnafjordur Collection Center are open 24 hours.


Open times for the collection center and dumpsters:

Mondays and Wednesdays from 14:00 - 17:00.

Fridays from 13:00 - 15:00.

Every other Saturday (two-week intervals) from 11:30 - 14:00.


Address:             Búðaröxl 3

Tel.:                     473-1423

Click here to see more information about recycling.


GPS:     65.754995 -14.840109

Click here to see the location on a  map