About IRF

IRF is a Faroese intermunicipal waste and recycling company, which is owned and administered by all municipalities in the Faroe Islands, except for Tórshavn. IRF operates in the area of its members all over the Faroe Islands and employs around 100 people.

IRF’s operations include:

  • Collecting household and commercial waste
  • Recycling
  • Incineration plant
  • Waste oil treatment plant
  • Handling of hazardous waste
  • Recycling centre and landfill in Trøllavík, on the island of Suðuroy
  • Iron recycling centre at Gjánoyri, on the island of Streymoy
  • Vehicle scrappage sites in Klaksvík, Sandoy and Suðuroy
  • Sewage management

Circular economy – the sustainable way to go

IRF supports and works toward spreading the vision of a circular economy in the Faroe Islands. Circular economy is a framework for rethinking consumption and production in an environmentally and commercially sustainable way. The concept is based on the cycles of nature, where everything is recycled in a new context instead of being left to waste. A prerequisite for the circular economy is that we become better at sorting valuable resources for recycling from waste. These guidelines are intended to help those wishing to extend the environment as well as helping future generations by sorting waste properly. Together we can leave a more sustainable world for future generations.