Waste management and recycling

Waste management costs are one of the largest cost items of a property. All property costs also have a direct impact on how much rent you pay. Waste transport companies invoice us for every bag of rubbish they pick up outside the waste containers, generating extra costs for the residents. The purpose of the Waste Act is to reduce the quantity of waste and utilise useful material through recycling.

Please always make sure you sort waste correctly: mixed waste, biowaste, glass, metal, cartons, cardboard and paper should be placed in their specific containers.

Household goods

Household goods, including furniture and home appliances, must not be taken to the waste container area. Instead, you must take care of their transport to a Sortti Station or other waste reception or recycling point. If the maintenance company has to transport any extra items from your building´s waste container area, the additional costs arising from this will be invoiced to the resident who caused the costs.


There is a specific container for biowaste in the waste container area. Please take your biodegradable waste there in a paper bag, wrapped in newspaper or in a special waste bag intended for biowaste. Never put any plastic - including plastic bags - in the biowaste container.

Examples of biowaste include:

  • fruit and vegetable peelings and egg shells;
  • scraps from berry, fruit, meat and fish preparation;
  • other food scraps and bones;
  • coffee grounds, including filter bags, and tea bags;
  • food that has dried out or gone off;
  • plat potting soil, plant parts and withered flowers;
  • gardening waste.

Do not put the following in biowaste containers:

  • plastic bags, plastic-coated paper and baby nappies;
  • milk and juice cartons, yoghurt and other dairy product tubs and containers;
  • cigarette butts and vacuum cleaner bags;
  • textiles, rubber, leather, glass, china and metal;
  • tins and jars and their lids and bottle tops;
  • cleaning agent packaging and plastic bottles;
  • hazardous waste, such as paints and batteries.
  • Please note! Pour soured milk and dairy products such as yoghurt down the drain.

Paper collection

Paper collection containers are only intended for paper waste specified in the sorting instructions, such as newspapers and advertisement leaflets. You must not put plastic-coated or other cardboard or cartons in paper collection containers.

Mixed waste

Waste not sorted at your building belongs to a mixed waste container. Remember to put your waste in a bag and seal the bag carefully before putting it in a waste container. You must not put any hazardous waste in a waste container.

Never put any waste down the toilet or drain

You must never put any material that may cause a blockage down the toilet or other drain. For more detailed instructions on how to use your sewers click here.