Sorting of waste

SORTING OF WASTE BY DETACHED PROPERTIES

Detached houses, semi-detached houses and holiday homes must sort waste at least into energy waste and mixed waste.

They are encouraged to compost biowaste (food waste) of their own volition. You can contact your waste collection company to make enquiries about the separate collection of biowaste. This is usually possible in built-up areas served by a biowaste collection vehicle. In the centres of Heinola and Orimattila, the collection of biowaste is arranged by the municipality. In these areas, detached houses can join the biowaste collection system by contacting Päijät-Häme Waste Management’s customer service.

Waste paper can be recycled at regional collection points arranged by producers. Detached houses located in areas with blocks of flats and terraced houses can acquire a separate paper bin and join the producers’ paper collection service.

Cardboard, glass and metal packaging can be returned to Rinki eco-points managed by the packaging producers. Some of the Rinki eco-points also accept plastic packaging. You can find your local Rinki eco-points on the producers’ website at rinkiin.fi.

SORTING OF WASTE IN HOUSING COMPANIES

SORTING OF WASTE BY PROPERTIES WITH 3–9 HOUSEHOLDS

Multi-dwelling units with 3–9 households must sort waste at least into energy waste and mixed waste.

They are encouraged to compost biowaste (food waste) of their own volition. You can contact your waste collection company to make enquiries about the separate collection of biowaste. This is usually possible in built-up areas served by a biowaste collection vehicle. In the centres of Heinola and Orimattila, the collection of biowaste is arranged by the municipality. In these areas, properties can join the biowaste collection system by contacting Päijät-Häme Waste Management’s customer service.

In built-up areas, having a separate paper bin is compulsory. In areas with blocks of flats and terraced houses, waste paper is collected free of charge. Properties are responsible for acquiring a paper bin either by themselves or together with other properties, and for organising a suitable location for the bin.

Cardboard, glass and metal packaging can be returned to Rinki eco-points managed by the packaging producers. Some of the Rinki eco-points also accept plastic packaging. You can find your local Rinki eco-points on the producers’ website at rinkiin.fi.

SORTING OF WASTE BY BLOCKS OF FLATS AND TERRACED HOUSES WITH AT LEAST 10 HOUSEHOLDS

In areas with a local detailed plan in Asikkala, Heinola, Hollola (excluding Hämeenkoski), Lahti and Orimattila (excluding Artjärvi), properties must have separate bins for energy waste, biowaste (food waste), mixed waste, paper, cardboard, glass and metal.

In areas with blocks of flats and terraced houses, waste paper is collected free of charge. Properties are responsible for acquiring a paper bin either by themselves or together with other properties and for organising a suitable location for the bin.

The obligation to organise the separate collection of biowaste does not apply to properties where biowaste is composted.