What is Resirkula?

Resirkula is a second-hand concept run by the municipality-owned waste management company, Sirkula. The company manages the waste of the Hamar-region, which is located 120 kilometers north of Oslo. The concept is as simple as it is genious: Second-hand concept stores are located right next to the recycling center.

Customers at the recycling center can hand in reusable objects that they do not use anymore to Resirkula, instead of throwing them in a container. The items brought in are distributed to the stores, where they are either sold as they are, repaired, or upcycled to something new and different.

Photo: Hermann Køhn Sæther

Our goal is to produce less waste, save more reusable objects and raise their value by mending them. By doing so, we make sure that more objects can last longer in a circular economy.   

The new recycling center at Kretsløpsparken opened 10th of february 2020. Resirkula and it’ s stores had it's official opening 13th of june 2020. 

Stores that are part of Resirkula

Resport og fritid

A shop full of sportsequipment for all seasons. Here you can buy bikes, skis (both crosscountry and alpine), ice skates for the winter season and rollerblades for the summer season. The stor also offers golf equipment and outdoor gear for camping and hiking, such as tents and sleepingbags. Resport og fritid tests and repairs of the goods that comes in. You can also get service on your own bike og get your skis prepped for the season. 

Foto: Hermann Køhn Sæther

Lille karusell

A unique toy store that sells used toys and children's equipment. The store is filled with items that other children have enjoyed and that can now bring joy to new children. Lille karusell has a variety of all types of toys, such as LEGO, teddy bears, and children's books. They also offers a wide selection of children's equipment and strollers you need to take care of the little ones.


A shop where you can buy used electronic devices such as laptops, TV screens, blending machines, record players and much more. All the items have been looked over and repaired if necessary. Re:elektro also offers repair service for electronical products. If you have an electronic device at home that doesn’t work properly, Re:elektro's skilled technicians can help you out. 

Re:Elektro: motor og verktøy

A shop for the handy people. Here you will find lawnmowers, snowblowers and motorized and electronic tools for your construction -and garden projects. At Re:elektro motor og verktøy everything have been looked over and repaired if necessary. 

Foto: Lise Skjæraasen

Grønne saker

A shop filled with beautiful plants, pots of all kinds, gardening objects and tools, creative upcyling ideas and unique vintage objects. Grønne saker is a shop that thrives upon a green lifestyle, both literaly and figuratively. Therese can help you pick out some great plants and accessories for your home and garden, as well as give you some wonderful interior ideas.

Melkespannet kalkmaling & redesign

A shop where you can find unique upcycled furniture and charming objects from the traditional Norwegian country side. Jeanette uses environmentally friendly chalk paint to redesign old, broken and perhaps non-fashionable objects. The results are fabulous. Melkespannet also offers chalk painting products and decor, and their staff gladly advice you about how you can redesign your own furnitures and belongings.  

Contact person at Resirkula

Maria Sætersdal Remøe, concept developer for Resirkula

Email: resirkula@sirkula.no

The Resirkula concept is inspired by Retuna Återbruksgalleria in Eskilstuna, Sweden.