Housing construction in the area started at the beginning of 1980s.
The area was formerly an active harbour with the handling of coal seam and salt deposits. At the end of 1970s politicians saw that it was necessary to build more housing, so they decided to make the entire Norra Hammarbyhamnen one large residential area. At the very start of the planning stage, the city planners decided to use a modern waste handling system.
Waste collection vehicles would not be allowed to enter the courtyards any more and disrupt the surroundings. The standard refuse chambers were to be eliminated to improve the environment, and eliminate bad odours from waste, rats and waste spillage. The Envac Stationary System was the solution and the first phase of the project was in operation in 1982. The next part of the extension did not start until the beginning of the 1990s. A decision was made to move the existing collection station into a rock cavity to make room for yet another residential block. The new collection station started operating in 1992.
Today, the system connects 3,100 flats in the area.