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Responsible waste management

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 its 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. Almost 100% of waste received at Kujala Waste Centre is reclaimed each year.  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 14001:2015), the quality management system (ISO 9001:2015) and the occupational health and safety system (ISO 45001:2018). 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

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