Project executed by
Envac Norge AS
Project status

Bergen City is installing automated waste collection in the whole inner city. New development: Bergen Line out-door inlets and the world's first cardboard inlet.

The result

By using Envac City of Bergen has:

  • Eliminated the problems association with overfull bins; when the waste inlets are full the system is automatically initiated and the waste is transported to a collection station outside of the historical centre
  • Enabled Bergen to protect and maintain a key part of its cultural legacy and stop further wear and tear of its historical roads by industrial collection vehicles
  • Improved the safety aspects of its centre by removing the risk of accidents attributable to waste collection vehicles
  • Won the National Energy Globe Award 2017 for its decision to install Envac
  • Installed a sustainable waste collection solution that handles the waste of 30,000 apartments and 60 commercial customers including office and retail space
  • Futureproofed the City of Bergen by installing a system that will remain operational for decades to come and reinforced Norway’s environmental commitment

“Our priority is to deliver a Bergen that is not only greener, more pleasant and more hygienic for those who inhabit the area now, but also for our children and our children’s children. In using Envac we have futureproofed the City of Bergen and made it a more resilient, sustainable and innovative place to live and work. This is the future for cities all over the world and we are proud that Bergen is one of the forerunners.”

Terje Strøm, Managing Director at BIR Nett AS

Basic project information
Project startup2008
In operation since2015
Basic system data
Type of systemStationary Vacuum System
System subtypeSVS 500
Application areaResidential area, City Centre
Design capacity19 tons per day
Number of fractions3
Number of inlets465
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest, Street litter, Card/Carboard, Packaging, Plastics