Stora Ursvik

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Stora Ursvik is a neighborhood in the municipality of Sundbyberg, just north of Stockholm city centre.

The district is often called Stora Ursvik but the area is marketed as Ursvik - the city's green corner.

The construction work started prior to making the decision that the area would have a vacuum waste system. This means that the whole area is not connected to the vacuum waste system. It is specifically the part of the area consisting of small houses (villas and terrace houses) that is not connected.

Spectacular and environmentally classified terminal building with a "living wall"

It is the municipality of Sundbyberg that has built the terminal. Much work has been dedicated to the architectural design of the terminal building.

The facade has both screen printed concrete and glazed parts. The eastern facade wall has been covered with a vertical garden, a "living wall", of 250 m2It is made up of more than 2,000 plants of 20 variations of grass and herbs. The first of its kind in Sweden.

Green walls filter all kinds of poison and pollution and make the air cleaner, and they have even been shown to extend the lifespan of buildings.

To meet Sundbyberg municipality's high environmental standards, the building will be environmentally classified and certified under BREEAM, with the goal of achieving "Excellent" rating.

Other waste fractions such as glass, cardboard and metal is left at recycling stations.


Basic project information
Project startup2007
In operation since2014
Project completed2025
Basic system data
Type of systemStationary Vacuum System
System subtypeSVS 400
Application areaResidential area
Design capacity9 tons per day
Number of inlets300
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest, Food/Organic waste, Paper