Responsible waste management and environmental measures

Päijät-Häme Waste Management Ltd (PHJ) was founded in 1993, and today it is jointly owned by 10 municipalities. It serves an area with over 200,000 residents, thousands of summer residents and about 13,000 businesses. 

The task of the company is to take care of municipal waste management services on behalf of it´s owner municipalities as comprehensively, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Statutory municipal waste management operations are supported by marked-based operations. The services are internally divided into service divisions.

Approximately 200,000 tonnes of waste is received each year. Over 90 % of waste received at the centre is reclaimed.  After appropriate processing, the waste is recovered as recycled material or used in energy production. Only a fraction of the waste is disposed of at a landfill site in accordance with the environmental permit.

PHJ strives to provide high-quality services competitively, develop waste management expertise into a booming service business, ensure a high degree of recycling and minimise environmental hazards. PHj also invests in the well-being and work ability of the staff.

Operations management system consists of three processes, designed in accordance with relevant standards: the environmental management system (ISO 14001), the quality management system (ISO 9001) and the occupational health and safety system (OHSAS 18001). The system is certified.

Päijät-Hämeen Jätehuolto Oy (PHJ) / Päijät-Häme Waste Management Ltd
Sapelikatu 7, FI-15160 Lahti, Finland
Tel +358 (0)3 871 1710



Together with the companies and organisations based in the region, Päijät-Häme’s population of over 200,000 generates roughly 200,000 tonnes of waste each year. Päijät-Häme Waste Management is striving to achieve a 50% recycling rate by processing waste into raw materials for industry and by minimising the amount of waste incinerated or taken to landfill. These measures are possible with the LATE sorting plant. Welcome to a virtual tour of the plant!

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