Sharing zone at Vermlandsgade Recycling Station

Call for partners - Reduce & reuse

The city of Copenhagen has the ambition of increasing direct reuse of resources in 2024 by 3 times the level in 2016. Are you interested in helping achieve this goal?


As part of the efforts to promote direct reuse and avoid waste generation, a brand-new sharing zone opened at a community recycling station (Vermlandsgade) in October 2021. Here it is possible to exchange items or deposit things for direct reuse, which might be of use others.

As part of the concept, Vermlandsgade recycling station includes a “flexible area”, which is used for testing the collection of several new waste fractions with the intention of reuse. Examples could include used mattresses, specific furniture or wood items, picture frames or textiles. Really, the possibilities for testing are only limited by the imagination.

The city of Copenhagen is looking for partners to test collection and direct reuse of new residual resource fractions from the flexible area at Vermlandsgade recycling station. The target group for this request for partners includes (but are not limited to):

  • Companies with a socio-economic dimension
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Startups
  • Artists
  • Designers

Do you have an idea for a collection test? Or do you represent a company/organisation on the lookout for a specific residual resource stream, which is not currently available?

If you are interested, please describe your basic idea, and include how you see your role in the partnership. The city of Copenhagen receives proposals on a running basis throughout 2022.

In addition, you can join a guided tour of Vermlandsgade recycling station and discuss your ideas with us:

  • 22 March 2022 at 11:00 am
  • 21 April 2022 at 16.30 pm

Contact us for registration for the tours.

A written partnership agreement will be developed between the associated parties. As a partner, you must be willing to co-finance part of the development activities (e.g. via man-hours or use of equipment). Project results will be published on a continual basis.