Savings that you will feel immediately in your pockets
Sorting and recycling are an important part of reducing the amount of waste. If sorted correctly, the waste can be utilised to the fullest extent possible. When all of us sort our waste carefully, it also keeps the costs of waste management under control – you will feel the savings immediately in our pockets.
Prevent generation of waste
- Choose wisely, acquire only what you need.
- Choose products that last as long as possible.
- Favour products with less packaging.
- If you have any clothing, things and toys in good condition that you no longer need, recycle them. You can take them, for example, to the Finnish Red Cross’ Kontti Secondhand Department Store
- Instead of owning, borrow or rent.
- Buy second-hand products and products made of recycled raw materials
- Favour experiences and services as gifts.
Which waste belongs to which sorting or collection container?
to a biowaste container or compost
such as paper, cardboard, and metal, glass and plastic packaging, is sorted in their own collection containers each
is mixed waste that does not contain biowaste or other dry waste that can be sorted, such as textiles, leather, rubber, nappies, porcelain, drinking glasses, incandescent lamps or small amounts of soil, are put into the housing company's waste container
is dry waste and biowaste from properties where biowaste is not separately sorted – such waste is taken to the housing company's grey waste container
Waste electrical and electronic equipment
is taken to WEEE collection points. Did you know that, for example, HSY’s touring collection vehicles pick up WEEE waste, Read more about the collection vehicles and check their timetables on the HSY website.
should be taken to collection points for hazardous waste. For example, HSY’s collection vehicles accept hazardous waste. Read more about the collection vehicles and check their timetables on the HSY website.
to waste disposal areas. For example, the Sortti stations in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Kirkkonummi accept construction waste. For more information, see the HSY website.
Large waste items,
such as furniture in poor condition, should be taken to the waste disposal areas as mixed waste. For example, the Sortti stations in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Kirkkonummi accept large waste items. For more information, see the HSY website.
such as unused medicines, needles, syringes and mercury thermometers, should be taken to pharmacies or to hazardous waste collection points.
Further information on the topic
Thank you for sorting (FI)
(Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY)
Waste guide (FI)
(Helsinki Region Environmental Services HSY)
Sorting search (FI)
Map service with local waste sorting points (FI)
(Suomen Kiertovoima ry)
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